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Support: Text Summarisation - AHRB Studentship, UK

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Message 1: Text Summarisation - AHRB Studentship, UK

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:56:54 +0300
From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Text Summarisation - AHRB Studentship, UK

AHRB RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities,
Languages and Social Sciences invites applications for an
AHRB-funded research studentship in Computational Linguistics.
The successful candidate will work on the development of a
user-friendly environment which will assist different users
in the production of abstracts of scholarly papers. In particular,
the research of the student will focus on designing and implementing
discourse strategies for summarisation. We are looking for candidates
with a good honours degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer
Science or Information Sciences, with programming skills and some
experience in Natural Language Processing. Candidates with a
background predominantly in linguistics are also encouraged to
apply provided they are willing to be involved in programming
in the course of the work.

The AHRB studentships are subject to residence restrictions
in that the candidate must be either a UK citizen or must have been
a resident in the UK for at least three years (1 year for EC citizens).
Information on eligibility with respect to residence is available at
http://www.clg.wlv.ac.uk/news/page1.htm

Applications should be sent to

Prof. R. Mitkov
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SB

and must include

- completed application form
- a CV
- copy of university degree
- evidence of postgraduate qualification or experience
- proof of nationality or residence status
- a covering letter in which candidates explain
why they have applied for the studentship, give details of
their research interests/experience, background,
programming skills and an outline of any experience in
Natural Language Processing or Linguistics.

The application form can be downloaded from
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/AHRB_app_form.doc

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2001.

The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in
the week starting 23 July.

The AHRB maintenance grant amounts to 7 500 GBP in the
first year, 8 200 GBP in the second year and 9 000 GBP
in the third year.

The successful candidate is expected to start the studentship
on 1 October 2001, joining the Research Group in
Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton
( http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/ ).

For further information/queries, please contact
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471,
Email R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk .
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