LINGUIST List 12.2253

Sat Sep 15 2001

Support: AHRB studentship in text summarisation, UK

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  1. Constantin Orasan, AHRB studentship in text summarisation

Message 1: AHRB studentship in text summarisation

Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:00:25 +0100
From: Constantin Orasan <>
Subject: AHRB studentship in text summarisation

AHRB RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP (Arts and Humanities Research Board)

The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities, Languages and
Social Sciences invites applications for an AHRB-funded research
studentship in text summarisation. The research of the student will
focus on developing discourse strategies for summarisation of
scholarly articles. We are looking for candidates with a good honours
degree in either of the following areas: Computational Linguistics,
Computer Science, Information Sciences, Linguistics or
Languages. Candidates with background in Computer Science will be
expected to be involved in some linguistics research; candidates with
a background predominantly in languages/linguistics will be expected
to be involved in some programming during the course of the work. The
University offers a wide range of courses in Linguistics and Computer
Science which can help enhance the background of the successful
candidate, if necessary.

The AHRB studentships are subject to residence restrictions in that
the candidate must either be a UK citizen or 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

Applications should be sent to

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

and must include

- completed application form
- a CV
- copy of university degree
- evidence of postgraduate qualification or experience (if applicable)
- proof of nationality or residence status
- a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied
for the studentship, give details of any relevant experience/interests 

The application form can be downloaded from

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2001.

The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week starting 1st

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 by the end
of October 2001, joining the Research Group in Computational Linguistics
at the University of Wolverhampton

For further information/queries, please contact
Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471,
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