LINGUIST List 11.1041

Mon May 8 2000

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    Message 1: Computational Linguistics - PhD Studentship/ U of Brighton, UK

    Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 10:56:34 +0100
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    Subject: Computational Linguistics - PhD Studentship/ U of Brighton, UK

    Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton

    PhD STUDENTSHIP for October 2000

    Application deadline: May 19th 2000 Applications received after this deadline may be considered, but this cannot be guaranteed.

    The Information Technology Research Institute offers a unique opportunity for bright dynamic graduates in the fields of Linguistics or Computer Science to study for a PhD. We have one studentship to commence in October 2000. The studentship will be awarded to study one (or more) of the following topics in Computational Linguistics:

    document generation (including text generation): architectures; corpus analysis; diagrammatic reasoning; discourse; evaluation; hybrid generation; implementation; layout; multilinguality; multimodality; representation languages; pragmatics; semantics; tools

    lexicons: corpus analysis; evaluation; lexical statistics; lexicalized grammars; lexicography; lexicon induction from text; multilinguality; representation; tools; tuning; word sense disambiguation;

    natural language interfaces: dialogue; interface design; tools;

    information extraction: text mining;

    Students work closely with established researchers, usually contributing to existing funded projects. The ITRI offers an excellent environment for apprenctice academics who have opportunities to meet internationally renowned researchers in the field, to present their own work to a friendly but discerning audience and to attend conferences, workshops and training courses.

    Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or Linguistics (or be expecting to achieve this, if final year students.

    EPSRC studentships are restricted to UK or EU residents. Residents of the UK are eligible for fees and a maintenance allowance; other EU residents are only eligible for fees (and so would need to be able to support themselves during their studies). All EPSRC students attend a Graduate School in the 2nd or 3rd year of their PhD. The EPSRC baseline rate of maintenance allowance is currently approx #6,620 per annum. For further general information on EPSRC studentships, please consult the EPSRC web site: .

    Further information on the Institute's research programme can be found on the ITRI home page ( ), and information about students and how to apply on our research students page ( ).

    For additional advice and information, please contact:

    Ms. Vivienne Wicks, Research Administrator Information Technology Research Institute University of Brighton Lewes Rd. Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK

    Email: Tel: +44 1273 642900 Fax: +44 1273 642908