LINGUIST List 15.1110

Mon Apr 5 2004

FYI: ITRI PhD Programme, U of Brighton, UK

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  • Paul Piwek, ITRI PhD Programme in Computational Ling and Lang Engineering

    Message 1: ITRI PhD Programme in Computational Ling and Lang Engineering

    Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 13:31:47 +0100
    From: Paul Piwek <>
    Subject: ITRI PhD Programme in Computational Ling and Lang Engineering

    Please distribute!!!

    2004/2005 places available on PhD programme in:

    Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering

    ITRI, University of Brighton, UK

    The ITRI at the University of Brighton invites applications for places on its postgraduate studies programme for the coming academic year (start dates: October 2004 and January 2005).

    We are looking for applicants who are interested in pursuing research for their PhD in one of the following or a related area:

    - Modality Choice: diagrams versus natural language

    - Overgeneration-and-ranking in Natural Language Generation

    - Relating text layout in NLG and text prosody in speech production

    - Web directories, sublanguages and vocabulary structure

    - Lexical resources for the generation of medical texts

    - Constraint-based planning for generating interpolations in text

    - Generation for Embodied Conversational Agents

    - Knowledge Editing using a natural language interface

    - Text summarisation from data

    - NL Generation using structured statistical models based on Web-compiled domain-specific corpora

    - Inheritance-based statistical language modelling

    For information on recent and current projects at ITRI see

    ITRI is a dedicated interdisciplinary research department within the University of Brighton, and a recognised centre of excellence internationally in the field of computational linguistics. PhD students at ITRI enjoy close access to the international community, through our ongoing projects and our weekly programme of seminars. They also form part of a wider community of research students in CL within Brighton, together with students from the NL group at the University of Sussex. In addition to hosting visiting professors and other researchers, ITRI also occassionally hosts visiting PhD students; our most recent student visitors have been from Harvard University (USA), the University of Campinas (Brazil), and the University of Distance Education (Spain). ITRI's postgraduate research student division is recognised by the UK's research council for social sciences (ESRC) and for engineering and physical sciences (EPSRC). For more information about the environment ITRI provides for its research students and on how to apply see:

    Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a related discipline or be expecting to achieve this, if final year students. ITRI offers both the traditional 3 year route to PhD and the 4 year NewRoutePhD.

    Places on the ITRI postgraduate programme are offered independent of funding. Detailed information on funding opportunities can be found at under "Sources of Funding".

    Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal inquiries before submitting a formal application.

    Contact details:

    Paul Piwek (Research Student Division Leader)


    Mail: ITRI - University of Brighton Watts Building, Moulsecoomb BN2 4GJ Brighton, UK

    Phone: +44 1273 64 29 16