[Elsnet-list] Master of Arts in Language and Information Processing: 12 months, University of Wolverhampton - UK (closing date July, 30 2010)

Constantin Orasan C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk
Thu Jun 24 19:04:25 CEST 2010

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Master of Arts in Language and Information Processing, 
University of Wolverhampton, UK 
Duration: 12 months
Closing date July, 30 2010
URL: http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/teaching/lip.php


The Research Institute in Information and Language Processing (RIILP),
University of Wolverhampton invites applications for a Master of Arts
course in Language and Information Processing with a start date of
September 2010. The duration of the course is 12 months and gives
students valuable hands-on experience through lab-based practical
sessions as well as a solid theoretical grounding via lectures. The
modules offered in this programme focus on different areas
within Language and Information Processing, ranging
from Computational Linguistics and Programming to Translation Tools
and Cybermetrics. 

The course will cover module topics such as: Computational Linguistics,
Programming for Corpus Linguistics, Machine Translation and other NLP
Applications, Translation Tools for Professional Translators and
Introduction to Cybermetrics. Students will also undertake an
independent dissertation project and other research-related modules. As
well as participating in the obligatory lectures students will have the
opportunity to take part in a vibrant research environment and will be
given the chance to become involved in various research projects.
Attendance at seminars given by leading lights in the field, internal
group reading sessions and various other research activities will
support and enhance their studies.

The Research Institute in Information and Language Processing brings
together two complementary and interdisciplinary research teams that
explore the potential of advanced computing technologies for
‘understanding’ human language (Research Group in Computational
Linguistics  -  http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/) and social sciences (Statistical
Cybermetrics Research Group - http://cybermetrics.wlv.ac.uk/),
respectively. The Research Group in Computational Linguistics is highly
successful and delivers cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas
such as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question
answering, information extraction, corpus linguistics and multilingual
processing. The Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group carries out
innovative research in blog analysis, hyperlink analysis, and web text
analysis, particularly for academic, media and research-related issues.
The results from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirmed the
Research Group in Computational Linguistics and Statistical Cybermetrics
Research Group as top performers in UK research. The
research groups were ranked 2nd and 3rd in the UK. 

Graduates will be specialists in Language and Information Processing and
will be well placed to continue their academic/research careers by
applying for PhD positions. They will also be able to access positions
in industry within this field, as well as in related areas such as
translation, software development and information and communication

Required skills:  
- Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in a related subject such as
Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Translation, Languages, Computer
Science, Mathematics.  
- For non native English speakers a language certificate showing a level
of IELTS 6.0 or above is required unless you have a degree from a
recognised UK university.

Desirable Skills:
- Some experience with linguistics or computational linguistics.
- Knowledge of foreign languages (besides English) is a plus.

Applications must include:
- A CV indicating degrees obtained, courses covered, publications,
relevant work experience and the names of two referees that could be
contacted if necessary.
- copy of university degree (in English). 
- copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English).  
- a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied
for the Masters course, giving details of their research
interests/experience, background, programming skills and an outline of
any experience in Natural Language Processing or Linguistics. Please
also state why you are interested in this course and why you consider
your experience is relevant.

Applications should be made by email to Erin Phillips
(erin.phillips at wlv.ac.uk), course administrator. Please specify "MA LIP
2010 application" in the subject of your email. 

Deadline for applications is 30th July 2010. The short-listed applicants
will be interviewed by email and telephone during the first week of
August 2010. 
Informal inquiries and electronic applications can be sent by email
to:Erin Phillips, Course administrator: erin.phillips at wlv.ac.uk

More information about the programme can be found at

Dr. Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at wlv.ac.uk>
Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton
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