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Fri Mar 09 2007

Support: Meaning Represent in Lang Understanding: PhD Student, Saarland U

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Message 1: Meaning Representations in Language Understanding: PhD Student, Saarland University, Germany
Date: 09-Mar-2007
From: Dietrich Klakow <Dietrich.Klakowcoli.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: Meaning Representations in Language Understanding: PhD Student, Saarland University, Germany


Institution/Organization: Saarland University
Department: Computational Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.pire.uni-saarland.de/index.html

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Up to three PhD scholarships starting in October 2007 are available in the
Partnership International for Research and Education (PIRE)

Meaning Representations in Language Understanding

The partnership for research and education (PIRE), established in 2005, is a
collaborative PhD programme between
- Saarland University, Germany
- the Brown Laboratory for Linguistic Information Processing headed by Eugene
Charniak
- The Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP)
headed by Frederick Jelinek
- Charles University (Jan Hajic), Czech Republic.

PIRE is also affiliated with our existing International Research Training Group
(IRTG) co-operation with Edinburgh University.

Each scholarship is funded for two years, normally extendable for a third year.
Doctoral degrees may be obtained in computational linguistics, phonetics, or
informatics, from Saarland University. The official language of the programme is
English. Distinguishing features of the cooperation include:
- Joint supervision of dissertations by lecturers from Saarbruecken and our US
partner universities
- A six month research stay either at Brown University or at Johns Hopkins
University
- An intensive research exchange programme between all four universities
involved in PIRE.

PhD projects will be in the area of meaning representation for natural language
processing and suitable applications like machine translation or speech
reconstruction.

The scholarship currently provides EURO 1468 per month. Additional compensation
includes family allowance (where applicable), travel funding, support for
carrying out experiments, and an additional monthly allowance for the duration
of the stay in the US. Applicants should hold a strong university degree
equivalent to the German Diplom or Magister (e.g. Master's level) in a relevant
discipline, and should not be more than 28 years of age. Women and international
students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 30 April, 2007

Applications should be sent electronically to: pire-adminCoLi.Uni-SB.DE

To be fully considered, please include:
- a curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, disciplines covered (e.g. list
of courses), publications, and other relevant experience
- a sample of written work (e.g. research paper, or dissertation, preferably in
English)
- copies of high school and university certificates, and transcripts
- two references (e-mailed directly to the PIRE office (verburgCoLi.Uni-SB.DE)
before the deadline)
- a statement of research interests, previous knowledge and activities in any of
the relevant research areas.

If you have already applied for our IRTG postions
(http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/announcement/) or are planing to
do so, you do not need to send your complete application again, but just a short
note, that you would also like to be considered for PIRE.

In case an application can only be submitted by regular post, it should be sent
to the address below.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Dietrich Klakow
(pire-adminCoLi.Uni-SB.DE).

For more information see also
http://www.pire.uni-saarland.de/index.html
http://www.clsp.jhu.edu/research/pire/
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: PIRE office, Claudia Verburg
Department of Computational Linguistics, Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
D-66041 Saarbruecken
Germany

Web Address for Applications: http://www.pire.uni-saarland.de/index.html

Contact Information:
Prof. Dietrich Klakow
pire-adminCoLi.Uni-SB.DE
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