[Elsnet-list] PhD studentship in processing multiword units

Sanja Stajner sstajner at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 27 12:46:53 CET 2014

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****PhD studentship in processing multiword units****
Closing date 24 February 2014
The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk) of the University of Wolverhampton invites applications for a 3 year University of Wolverhampton PhD studentship in the area of multiword units. The proposed topic of the PhD research will be NLP methodology to extraction and translation of multiword units which has applications in a number of areas including but not limited to terminology, language learning and translation.  This is a funded bursary which will consist of a stipend towards living expenses (£14,000 per year) and remission of fees.
The application deadline is 24 February 2014. The starting date of the PhD position is 15 March 2014 or any time as soon as possible after that.
A successful applicant must have:
·         A good honours degree or equivalent in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Linguistics, with a strong programming and statistical / Mathematical background or closely related areas.
·         Experience in computational linguistics / natural language processing, particularly the area of Machine Learning applications to Natural Language Processing.
Experience in linguistics and/or translation would be a plus.
Applications must include:
1)    A curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, courses covered, publications, relevant work experience and names of two referees that could be contacted if necessary.
2)     A 1-page cover letter with statement of research interests, indicating why you are interested in this position and why you consider your experience is relevant.
3)       An expression of interest form: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Docs/grad_sch_exp_of_int.doc
The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by telephone the week following the application deadline. They will then be asked to complete a research proposal.
Established by Prof Mitkov in 1998, the research group in Computational Linguistics delivers cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering, multilingual text processing, multiple-choice question generation and text simplification. The results from the latest Research Assessment Exercise announced on 17 December 2008 confirm the research group in Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK research. The research group was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more universities in the Unit of Assessment “Linguistics”. According to the league tables of the Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight, research in Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton in one of the top 6 in the UK.
Informal enquiries and electronic applications can be sent to by email to:
Ruslan Mitkov
Director of Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
United Kingdom
Email: R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk

Sanja Stajner

PhD student at the Research Group in Computational Linguistics

Research Institute of Information and Language Processing (RIILP)
University of Wolverhampton, UK
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