[Elsnet-list] PhD Studentship on Machine Learning Methods for User Modelling and Personalised Summarisation
K.Bontcheva at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Thu Nov 3 23:28:07 CET 2011
*PhD Studentship on Machine Learning Methods for User Modelling and
/Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield/
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship on statistical
natural language processing. Deadline: 31 December 2011.
The aim of this studentship is to design machine learning methods to
better capture information about the user from their social media
activities and then use that information to summarise relevant new
social media content. This research topic falls in the broader area of
Natural Language Processing (NLP), where Sheffield University has
established an internationally-leading reputation. In particular,
through their widely-used GATE NLP toolkit (http://gate.ac.uk) which
provides many indispensable tools for working with large unstructured
text collections, including semantic search, information extraction and
Candidates should have a First Class Honours or a good 2.1 degree in
Computer Science or Mathematics and have excellent computer programming
skills. Experience with machine learning techniques for natural language
processing is essential, and detailed knowledge of text summarisation
and/or user modelling would be highly desirable. Research experience
with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media would also be desirable,
but is not strictly necessary, as would be knowledge of GATE.
The grant will cover all study fees for EU and UK nationals only and a
living stipend for three years. The stipend will provide £13290 p.a. for
UK nationals or approximately £9000 p.a. for EU nationals.
Dr Kalina Bontcheva's homepage http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~kalina
Dr Trevor Cohn's homepage http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~tcohn
NLP research group http://nlp.shef.ac.uk/
Machine Learning research group http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ml
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