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LINGUIST List 18.708

Wed Mar 07 2007

Support: Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton

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        1.    Constantin Orasan, Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Message 1: Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Date: 06-Mar-2007
From: Constantin Orasan <c.orasanwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Question Answering: PhD Student, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Institution/Organization: University of Wolverhampton
Department: Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://clg.wlv.ac.uk

Level: PhD

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton
invites applications for a three-year-funded PhD studentship in Computational
Linguistics. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research in the
domain of 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
- experience in question answering and/or information extraction
- 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/PhD-AF-06.pdf or
- CV including publications if any
- 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.
- a PhD plan (about 1000 words) which explains the research question to be
addressed, the academic or intellectual context in which the proposed work is
located and the methodology likely to be employed. A brief action plan should
also be provided. The field of this PhD MUST be question answering.

Applications should be made by email and/or surface mail. The closing date for
applications is 13th April 2007. The short-listed applicants will be interviewed
by email and telephone in the week beginning 16th April 2007.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 10,000 GBP first year, 11,000
GBP second year and 12,000 GBP third year and also covers the tuition fees for 3

The successful candidate will be working in a vibrant research environment,
engaging in active research. This studentship is funded by the EU-funded project
QALL-ME, so it is expected that the appointed student will contribute to this
project as well. In return, the student will have access and will benefit from
the resources developed in the project.

Wolverhampton (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk)

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,
question answering, lexical knowledge acquisition, text categorisation, named
entity recognition, information extraction, corpus construction and annotation,
automatic terminology processing, 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: 13-Apr-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Constantin Orasan
        HLSS, University of Wolverhampton
        Stafford St.
        Wolverhampton WV11SB
        United Kingdom

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

Contact Information:
        Dr. Constantin Orasan

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