[Elsnet-list] PhD studentship in Information Extraction from Documents in the Life Sciences

Mark Stevenson M.Stevenson at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Tue May 1 18:22:09 CEST 2012


PHD STUDENTSHIP IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Natural Language Processing Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield

The Natural Language Processing Group at Sheffield University has a
funded PhD studentship available on the topic of "Information
Extraction from Documents in the Life Sciences".

This studentship is an opportunity to work in a vibrant research area
and carry out research on a topic with important applications. The
studentship will focus on extracting important information from
biomedical journal articles using machine learning techniques. It is
expected to be closely associated with work being carried out within
an EPSRC-funded project on Language Processing for Literature Based
Discovery in Biomedicine. The student will benefit from the expertise
that is available from researchers working on this project, including
clinical researchers working in Oncology and Neuroscience.

The student will become a member of Sheffield University's Natural
Language Processing group (http://nlp.shef.ac.uk/) and will be
supervised by Dr. Mark Stevenson
(http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/M.Stevenson/) and Professor
Robert Gaizauskas
(http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/R.Gaizauskas/).

The studentship is funded by the Department of Computer Science and
will cover fees for an EU/UK student in addition to providing living
expenses.

Candidates must have a good first degree in Computer Science, or
closely related subject, and have excellent programming skills. Some
prior experience of natural language processing is essential. Previous
exposure to Information Extraction or biomedical text processing would
be a distinct advantage, as is any previous experience of carrying out
research.

Applications should include a CV, the names and addresses of two
potential referees and a statement detailing the reasons why the
applicant is interested in carrying out research in Natural Language
Processing.

Applications or queries should be sent to Dr Mark Stevenson
(M.Stevenson_(at)_dcs.shef.ac.uk). The closing date for applications
is the 31st of May 2012. Applications received after this date may be
considered, but this cannot be guaranteed.


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