[Elsnet-list] Two Salaried PhD Positions in Machine Translation at Dublin City University

Declan Groves dgroves at computing.dcu.ie
Wed Nov 21 18:20:34 CET 2012

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- Marie Curie ITN project EXPERT

Applications are invited for two salaried 3-year Early Stage Researcher PhD
positions in corpus-based approaches to machine translation. The positions
have been awarded as part of the new EU FP7 Marie-Curie Initial raining
Network EXPERT
(http://expert-itn.eu), concerned with the exploitation of empirical
approaches to machine translation, including statistical machine
translation and example-based machine translation.

The EXPERT project puts together researchers from six European universities
(The University of Sheffield, Universidad de Malaga, Universitaet des
Saarlandes, Dublin City University, Universiteit van Amesterdam, and
University of Wolverhampton) and five translation services and technology
providers (Pangeanic, Hermes and Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast).

The two projects allocated to Dublin City University are:
      (i) the investigation of how individual corpus-based translation
approaches (TM, EBMT and SMT) can benefit from each other; and
      (ii) investigation of the ideal infra-structure for a computer-aided
translation: a pipeline with NLP tools for pre/post-processing, SMT, EBMT
and TM techniques which can form the basis of a hybrid CAT tool.

The work in both projects will focus on truly hybrid data-driven approaches
to MT, in order to ultimately help facilitate the work of human
translators. The research will be conducted as part of the MT group at the
National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT) (http://www.nclt.dcu.ie/mt/)
and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) (http://www.cngl.ie)
in Dublin City University, with opportunities for collaborative work with
several of the leading universities and industrial partners in EXPERT, and
with the expectation of a 6-month secondment to 2-3 partners in this
project. The team’s location at DCU, just minutes from Dublin city centre,
offers a conducive environment to research, collaboration and innovation
with a wealth of amenities on campus, including restaurants, the
state-of-the-art University Sports Complex and swimming pool and the Helix,
one of Ireland’s most impressive arts venues with three separate auditoria.

The successful individual will be employed as a salaried researcher at
Dublin City University, while studying towards his/her PhD. Salary rates
and additional mobility and training allowances are as per the Marie Curie
programme. For employment in the Ireland, the reference figure for gross
salary is *41,458* euros/year (before both employer and employee
contributions to tax/pension/national insurance etc. subject to the
regulations of the host country), plus additional contribution towards
mobility and training.

The post is fixed term for three years with a start date of 14 January 2013
or soon after.

Applicants should hold, at the very minimum, a primary honours degree in a
relevant field of study (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering,
Computational Linguistics, Mathematics) and should have experience in
natural language processing, machine translation or a related area.

Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further information on
the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria:
ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-mga-annex3intramulti_en.pdf. In
particular, candidates cannot have lived in Ireland for more than 12 months
in the 3 years immediately prior to their appointment. More details on
eligibility can also be found on the project website (http://expert-itn.eu)

For further details, including details of how to apply , please see:

Closing date for applications: 21st December 2012

*Dr. Declan Groves
Research Integration Officer
Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Dublin City University

email: dgroves at computing.dcu.ie <dgroves at computing.dcu.ie>
 phone: +353 (0)1 700 6906*
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