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LINGUIST List 17.3228

Mon Nov 06 2006

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, U of Wolverhampton

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        1.    Constantin Orasan, Computational Linguistics, Spatial Reasoning for Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Spatial Reasoning for Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Date: 06-Nov-2006
From: Constantin Orasan <C.Orasanwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Spatial Reasoning for Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


Institution/Organization: University of Wolverhampton
Department: RIILP
Level: PhD
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Question answering

Description:

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton
invites applications for a three-year-funded research studentship in
Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate is expected to carry out
research in the domain of spatial reasoning for question answering. 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: Java, Perl, C++, .NET
* 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, information extraction and/or spatial reasoning
* familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and operating systems

Applications must include:
* completed application form (available at http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.php)
* CV
* copy of university degree (in English)
* 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 23rd November 2006. The short-listed applicants will be
interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 27th November 2006.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 10,000 GBP a year and also
covers the tuition fees for 3 years.

Web Address for Applications: http://clg.wlv.ac.http://uk/jobs/jobs.php

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Mr. Constantin Orasan
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
Stafford St, University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1SB
United Kingdom

Applications are due by: 23-Nov-2006

Contact Information:
Mr. Constantin Orasan
c.orasanwlv.ac.uk
Phone:+44 (0) 1902 322 623
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