LINGUIST List 15.2290

Wed Aug 11 2004

Support: Computational Ling: PhD Studentship, U Brighton

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  1. Paul Piwek, Support: Computational Ling: PhD Studentship, U Brighton, UK

Message 1: Support: Computational Ling: PhD Studentship, U Brighton, UK

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 13:47:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul Piwek <>
Subject: Support: Computational Ling: PhD Studentship, U Brighton, UK

University or Institution: ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
Rank of Job: Studentship available for PhD programme in:
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering


ITRI at the University of Brighton invites applications for a three
year studentship for its postgraduate studies programme for the coming
academic year (start date: October 2004).

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

 - Overgeneration-and-ranking in Natural Language
 - Relating text layout in NLG and text prosody in
 speech production
 - Lexical resources for the generation of medical
 - Cqonstraint-based planning for generating
 interpolations in text
 - Generation for Embodied Conversational
 - Knowledge Editing using a natural language
 - 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:

Eligibility for Studentship:

Applicants must have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer
Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a related
discipline or be expecting to achieve this by, or soon after, October
2004. Eligibility for the studentship is *not* restricted by country
(i.e., we welcome applications from EU, UK and overseas students).
The studentship includes all university fees, an annual stipend to
cover living expenses, and a modest budget to cover attendance at
conferences and/or training courses.

Application Procedure Information:

The deadline for applications is September 7, 2004. Interviews will
take place on September 20.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal inquiries before
submitting a formal application. Formal application forms should
include the outline of a research proposal (at least 1
A4). (Application forms are available from

Contact Information:

Dr. Paul Piwek (Research Student Division Leader)

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

Phone: +44 1273 64 29 16 
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