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LINGUIST List 18.3370

Wed Nov 14 2007

Support: English;Spanish & NLP: MA / MSc Student, U of Wolverhampton

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        1.    Ruslan Mitkov, English;Spanish & Natural Language Processing: MA / MSc Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom


Message 1: English;Spanish & Natural Language Processing: MA / MSc Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Date: 14-Nov-2007
From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: English;Spanish & Natural Language Processing: MA / MSc Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: University of Wolverhampton
Department: Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.clg.wlv.ac.uk/

Level: MA / MSc

Job Rank: MA / MSc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Mphil Studentship in Natural Language Processing at University of Wolverhampton.

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton
invites applications for a 18-months-funded Mphil studentship in Computational
Linguistics. The successful candidate is expected to work on a project
investigating the claims of translation universals by employing robust
NLP-enhanced study over large corpora of translated and non-translated texts for
English and Spanish. We are looking for candidates with a good honours degree in
Computer Science, with very good programming skills and some experience in
Natural Language Processing.

Required skills:
- degree in Computer Science
- experience with at least one of the following: Java, Perl, C++, .NET, Python
- experience in Natural Language Processing
- good command of the English language and good or at least some knowledge of
Spanish

Desirable skills:
- experience in Translation Studies and Linguistics
- experience in statistics (statistical methods in NLP)
- familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and operating systems

Applications must include:
- completed application form available from
<http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/Mphil-application.pdf>
- CV
- copy of university degree (in English)
- copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English)
- 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 or Translation Studies.

Applications should be made by email.

The closing date for applications is 22nd November 2007.
Interviews will be conducted (and the successful candidate is expected to start)
as soon as possible thereafter.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 18,000 GBP for the period of 18
months.

If the Mphil project is completed successfully, funding for continuation of the
research towards a PhD thesis may be provided.


The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in Computational
Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering cutting-edge research in a
number of NLP areas such as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation,
translation technology, terminology extraction, question answering, lexical
knowledge acquisition, text categorisation, named entity recognition,
information extraction, corpus construction and annotation, multilingual
processing, and multiple-choice question generation. To a large extent, this
research has been undertaken in projects funded by major UK funding bodies and
commercial partners.

Applications Deadline: 22-Nov-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Professor Ruslan Mitkov
        Research Institute of Information and Language Processing,
        University of Wolverhampton, Stafford Street
        Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1SB
        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications: http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/jobs/Mphil-application.pdf

Contact Information:
        Professor Ruslan Mitkov
        R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk
        Phone:(+44)1902 322471
        Fax:(+44)1902 323543




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