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Fri Apr 08 2005

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Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Date: 08-Apr-2005
From: Stephen Clark <stephen.clarkcomlab.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Oxford University, Oxford, UK


University or Organization: Oxford University
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Oxford University Computing Laboratory
Sharp Laboratories of Europe

DPhil Studentship for October 2005

Oxford University Computing Laboratory invites applications for a
three-year EPSRC-funded studentship award to commence in October 2005.
The successful applicant will work in the Oxford University Computing
Laboratory, and at Sharp Laboratories of Europe, on Example-Based Machine
Translation. The applicant will be jointly supervised by Dr. Stephen Clark
from the Computing Laboratory, and Dr. Victor Poznanski and Dr. Pete
Whitelock from Sharp Laboratories of Europe.

The project will focus on Example-Based Machine Translation (EBMT) and will
start by examining the methodology and some of the tools used in the
development of an existing EBMT system developed at Sharp. Language pairs
of interest include English-Chinese and English-Japanese. The successful
applicant will be mostly based in the Oxford University Computing
Laboratory, but the project will include a placement of at least 3 months
at Sharp Laboratories of Europe, also based in Oxford.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer
Science, Mathematics, Computational Linguistics, or some other relevant
scientific background. Familiarity with empirical techniques in natural
language processing is highly desirable. Programming experience is
essential. Further details of the general selection criteria for
prospective DPhil students in the Computing Laboratory can be found here:
http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/prospective/dphil/dphil-criteria.pdf.

The award will cover University and College fees and provide a
subsistence allowance at the EPSRC Industrial CASE level, which is 16,000
p.a. for 2005/2006. Only EU applicants are eligible for the fees allowance,
and only U.K. applicants are eligible for the fees and subsistence allowance.

For more information about the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, see
the following webpage: http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/. For more
information about Computational Linguistics at Oxford, see the following:
http://www.clg.ox.ac.uk/. For more information about the Language
Technology Group at Sharp research labs, see the following:
http://www.sle.sharp.co.uk/research/ilt/index.htm.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship should apply
through the regular channels for a DPhil in Computer Science in the
Computing Lab. Details of how to apply can be found here:
http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/prospective/dphil/. The deadline for
applications is May 27, which is the deadline for Gathered Field 4.

In addition to making a regular application, applicants should also email
Stephen Clark (stephen.clarkcomlab.ox.ac.uk) enclosing a CV.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Stephen Clark.

Address for Applications:

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/prospective/dphil/

Contact Information:
Stephen Clark
stephen.clarkcomlab.ox.ac.uk
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