[Elsnet-list] PhD : Ambient Intelligence and Natural Language Processing : Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble / University of Aberdeen

François Portet Francois.Portet at imag.fr
Mon Feb 18 18:36:30 CET 2013


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PHD POSITION IN COMPUTING SCIENCE : AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND NATURAL 
LANGUAGE PROCESSING AT GRENOBLE LIG-LAB (France) AND UNIVERSITY OF 
ABERDEEN (Scotland)
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TOPIC
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This project will investigate the potential for computers to summarize 
ambient personal information through automatically generated narratives. 
The  work focuses on data continuously collected through smart phones. 
The proposition involves three main scientific tasks: abstraction of 
smart-phone data (Data processing), organisation of the content in the 
form of a story (Computational narratology), expression of this story in 
natural language (Natural Language Generation).

CONTEXT
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This thesis will take place within the context of a collaboration 
between the University of Aberdeen and the Laboratoire d'Informatique de 
Grenoble. Both institution will be involved in the supervision of the 
thesis and the candidate will visit the two sites regularly.


APPLICATION DETAILS
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The research is expected to be funded by the DGA/DSTL funding scheme. If 
you are interested in this funding, please send the following 
information to francois.portet at imag.fr, catherine.garbay at imag.fr and 
ehud.reiter at abdn.ac.uk :
- a letter of motivation,
- a detailed Resume,
- a copy of all diplomas after high school and
- the detailed list of all the marks obtained in the Master and Bachelor
   degrees.


REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
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Due to the funding scheme, only French or British Nationals can apply. 
The high-standard successful candidate will possess a Master degree 
covering primarily the field of Artificial Intelligence or Natural 
Language Processing. Additional skills that would be appreciated are 
Semantic web, Signal Processing or Computation Creativity. Autonomy and 
openness are also required.


Closing date for applications: 1st April 2013


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