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Tue Jul 15 2003

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  1. Richard Evans, Computational Linguistics: Research Studentship, U/Wolverhampton

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Research Studentship, U/Wolverhampton

Date: 11 Jul 2003 12:07:50 +0100
From: Richard Evans <R.J.Evanswlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Research Studentship, U/Wolverhampton



RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP IN QUESTION ANSWERING (�7,500 per year)

The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities, Languages and 
Social Sciences invites applications for a four-year-funded research 
studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate is 
expected to develop a question answering system for English which 
employs coreference resolution and temporal reasoning. 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. 

Required skills:
- degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Information
 Sciences
- experience with at least one of the following programming languages:
 Java, Perl, C++
- experience in Natural Language Processing
- good command of the English language

Desirable skills:
- Master's degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or
 Information Sciences
- experience in question answering, coreference resolution or temporal
 reasoning
- familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and
 operating systems

Applications should be sent to

 Constantin Orasan
 School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
 University of Wolverhampton
 Stafford St.
 Wolverhampton
 WV1 1SB
 United Kingdom
 E-mail: C.Orasanwlv.ac.uk

and must include:
- completed application form (available for download from
 http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/news/studentship2003.php )
- CV
- copy of university degree
- copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English)
- evidence of postgraduate qualification if applicable
- 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.

Applications should be made both by email and surface mail. The
closing date for applications is 21st July 2003.

The short-listed applicants will be interviewed by email and telephone
in the week beginning 28th July 2003.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 7,500 GBP a year and
also covers the tuition fees for 4 years.

The successful candidate is to start the studentship on 1st October
2003, joining the Research Group in Computational Linguistics 
( http://clg.wlv.ac.uk ) at the University of Wolverhampton. She or he
will be working in a vibrant research environment, engaging in active
research.

For further information/queries, please contact
Constantin Orasan, tel. +44 1902 322 623,
Email: C.Orasanwlv.ac.uk
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