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LINGUIST List 20.4396

Sat Dec 19 2009

Support: NLP, Cog Sci, Comp Ling: PhD Student, U. of Edinburgh, Scotland

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        1.    Frank Keller, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Message 1: Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Date: 17-Dec-2009
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Institution/Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Web Address: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


Description:

University of Edinburgh

PhD Studentship in Natural Language Processing
School of Informatics

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites applications
for a three-year PhD studentship on the project 'Synchronous Linguistic and
Visual Processing' funded by the European Research Council. The aim of this
project is to investigate the cognitive processes that unfold when humans view a
visual scene and listen to a speech stimulus at the same time. The project
encompasses both experimental research using eye-tracking and computational work
using machine learning and probabilistic modeling.

The successful candidate will have a good honors degree or equivalent in
computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, or a
related discipline. He/she will have strong programming skills and previous
experience in natural language processing, e.g., in parsing, grammar induction,
or machine translation. Experience with machine learning and probabilistic
modeling techniques is essential.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of experts in linguistic
and visual processing; he/she will contribute to the design, implementation, and
evaluation of a synchronous grammar model that aligns linguistic and visual
input, and simulates human eye-movement data for the same task.

The studentship will provide maintenance only funding at an enhanced research
council rate. Both UK/EU and overseas candidates are encouraged to apply. The
start date of the studentship is flexible, but can be no later than September 1,
2010.

For further information please contact Dr. Frank Keller (kellerinf.ed.ac.uk).
Application forms and details on how to apply are available from:

http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html

More information about the project can be found at:

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/keller/projects/synproc.html

On your application, please indicate 'ERC Studentship: Synchronous Processing'.

Application deadline: February 20, 2010.

Applications received after the deadline may be considered, but this cannot be
guaranteed.

Applications Deadline: 20-Feb-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html

Contact Information:
        Dr Frank Keller
        kellerinf.ed.ac.uk


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