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FYI: PhD openings/ITRI, U. of Brighton

Author: Donia Scott

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* PhD studies at the *
* Information Technology Research Institute *
* University of Brighton *

The ITRI invites PhD applicants with good Honours degrees (or
equivalent) in artificial intelligence, computer science,
computational linguistics, HCI or linguistics to apply for admission
as PhD students in areas involving one of the following topics:

- automated interface design
- collaborative writing
- computational lexicography
- computer supported writing
- constraint satisfaction
- diagrammatical reasoning
- discourse analysis
- document structure and design
- information extraction
- lexical engineering
- lexical representation
- multilingual issues
- natural language generation

Information on the activities of the ITRI can be found at:

For information on how to apply, see:

The Institute has funding for one PhD studentship, but would also
welcome applications from students with their own sources of funding.

For further information, contact:

Ms Vivienne Wicks
Research Administrator
University of Brighton
Brighton BN2 4GJ

email: vivienne.wicks@itri.bton.ac.uk
tele: +44-1273-642900
fax: +44-1273-642908

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