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Sun Feb 22 2004

Support: NLP: PhD Scholarship, Diana Teknologia

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  1. Kutz Arrieta, NLP/Language Engineering: PhD Scholarship, Diana Teknologia

Message 1: NLP/Language Engineering: PhD Scholarship, Diana Teknologia

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 07:38:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Kutz Arrieta <>
Subject: NLP/Language Engineering: PhD Scholarship, Diana Teknologia


DIANA TEKNOLOGIA, within the Basque Government Industry Department
program for funding the realization of Ph. D. dissertations in the
industry, offers a scholarship of 12.140 EUR yearly (renewable) for
the elaboration of a Ph. D. dissertation.

Diana Teknologia:
Located in Gipuzkoa, the company specializes in the development of
software technology in the field of Natural Language Processing for
its application in Knowledge Management in the business world.

- To have satisfied requirements for writing and defending a
 Ph. D. dissertation.
- Citizenship in one of the EU member countries.
- Total dedication to the dissertation.

Research Team:
- A main researcher, University Professor, who will direct the project
 and act as thesis director.
- The candidate.
- Other researchers from the university and the company.

- For any of the following languages: Basque (priority), French,
 English (priority), Spanish (priority), the student should research
 a subject related to the technologies being developed at Diana
- Results of the research would be freely and exclusively used for
 commercial applications by Diana Teknologia.
- Results of the research will conform to the interests of the
 company, who will use and incorporate them into their know-how. The
 company will also apply them in accordance with the contract that
 will be signed with the Research Team.

Relevant Subjects:
- Disambiguation (applied to IR and Indexation)
- Semantic Networks
- Noun Phrase identification and extraction
- Dialogue Systems
- Summarization Systems
- Corpus Linguistics
- Statistical Methods applied to Computational Linguistics.
- Computational Syntax.
- Lexicostatistics
Candidates may propose other subjects of interest to Diana Teknologia
that may not be listed here.

Interested parties may send a proposal and their CV and including
information on their academic affiliation, research team, dissertation
director, etc.

For more information on the company, please visit our Web page at

Kutz Arrieta

Inma Gomila
General Manager, Diana Teknologia
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