LINGUIST List 2.327

Thursday, 27 June 1991

FYI: Research on Computational Linguistics

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  1. Arnold D J, Research Studentships in Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Research Studentships in Computational Linguistics

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 91 13:55:11 BST
From: Arnold D J <>
Subject: Research Studentships in Computational Linguistics
 University of Essex
 Department of Language and Linguistics
 Applications are invited for TWO EEC funded Research
 Studentships leading to PhDs in Computational Linguistics in
 the Department of Language and Linguistics. These student-
 ships will be funded at the same level as Research Council
 awards for such research (approx 4,125 p.a. for the academic
 year 1990-1).
 Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or
 upper-second class Bachelor's degree, and/or a Master's
 degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computational Linguis-
 tics, Linguistics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelli-
 gence, Cognitive Science, Philosophy).
 Application forms, and further particulars can be
 obtained from The Graduate Secretary, Department of Language
 and Linguistics, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Col-
 chester, CO4 3SQ, tel (+44) (0)206 872199. Informal
 enquiries can be directed to Dr. D.J.Arnold (tel:
 (+44)(0)206 872084, email:, or Dr.
 L.Sadler (tel: (+44)(0)206 872082, email:, at the same address.
 The closing date for applications is July 15 1991.
 As part of the current phase of the CEC's programme in
 Machine Translation and general Linguistics Research and
 Engineering, funds have been provided for training in Compu-
 tational Linguistics at various research centres throughout
 Europe. It has been decided to use some of these funds to
 support two research studentships, at the standard appropri-
 ate UK Research Council rates, for study leading to PhDs in
 the Department of Language and Linguistics.
 Applicants will be expected to pursue a programme of
 research in one of the following areas:
 + Machine Translation;
 + application of Unification and Constraint based
 formalisms in Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse;
 + Formal and Computational Theories of Discourse and
 + Formal theories of the Lexicon;
 There is a booklet giving a general description of gra-
 duate study in the Department of Language and Linguistics,
 which can be obtained from the address above.
 The successful applicants will become part of the Com-
 putational Linguistics and Machine Translation Research
 workshop, whose activities are described below, and will be
 closely associated with the Computational Linguistic and
 Machine Translation Group, (more information on request).
 Via the activities of the Cognitive Science Centre, there is
 considerable scope for interaction with other researchers
 working on Natural Language, and related topics in other
 departments, notably Computer Science.
 It is also intended that at least a small part (1-2
 months) of the overall period of study will be spent in one
 of the other European Centres participating in the above
 mentioned Programme. Extra funds are available to support
 this. (These centres include Universities and Research
 Institutes in each of the EEC countries: Holland (RUU
 Utrecht), Belgium (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven), Paris
 (LISH), Denmark (Kobenhavns Universitet, Copenhagen), Greece
 (EUROTRA, Athens), Spain (University of Barcellona), Portu-
 gal (EUROTRA, Lisboa), UK (UMIST, Manchester), Ireland
 (N.I.H.E., Dublin), Luxembourg (CRETA,Luxembourg)).
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