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LINGUIST List 16.3334

Fri Nov 18 2005

Support: Comp Ling/Psycholing: PhD Student, U of Edinburgh

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        1.    Frank Keller, Computational Linguistics/Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK


Message 1: Computational Linguistics/Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK
Date: 18-Nov-2005
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UK


University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Job Rank: PhD Studentship in Computational Linguistics/Psycholinguistics
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics


The Institute of Communicating and Collaborative Systems (ICCS) within the
School of Informatics and the Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC) invites
applications for an EPSRC-funded three-year PhD studentship starting by May 1,
2006. The successful applicant will work on a project that investigates the role
of prediction in human parsing. The aim of the project is to use probabilistic
techniques from computational linguistics to develop a broad-coverage, fully
implemented model of the prediction processes that occur in human sentence
comprehension. The model will be evaluated against eye-tracking corpora and data
from reading experiments. It is also planned to investigate the crosslinguistic
aspects of the model by extending it to languages other than English.
Eye-tracking corpora exist for German and French, and new languages are
currently being added.

The EPSRC baseline rate for maintenance is approximately GBP 12.000 per year and
the studentship also covers tuition fees at the home/EU rate. Applicants should
have a good honors degree or equivalent in cognitive science, computational
linguistics, psycholinguistics, computer science, or a related discipline.
Programming skills, preferably in Perl, Java, C, or C++, are required.
Familiarity with statistical modeling, corpus processing, parsing algorithms,
psycholinguistic experimentation is an advantage.

For further information about please contact Dr. Frank Keller
(kellerinf.ed.ac.uk). Application forms and details on how to apply are
available from: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html

On your application, please indicate 'Studentship: Prediction in Human Parsing'.

Application deadline: January 31, 2006.

Applications received after the deadline may be considered, but this cannot be
guaranteed.

Address for Applications:

Dr. Frank Keller
kellerinf.ed.ac.uk
+44-131-650-4407
+44-131-650-4587
United Kingdom
Website: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html


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