LINGUIST List 22.1536|
Mon Apr 04 2011
Support: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, NLP, Psycholing: PhD Student, U. of Edinburgh
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1. Frank Keller ,
Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Message 1: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Institution/Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: ILCC, School of Informatics
Web Address: http://www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics
Natural Language Processing
PHD STUDENTSHIP IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the
University of Edinburgh invites applications for a three-year PhD
studentship starting in September 2011. ILCC is dedicated to the
pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to
language, communication and cognition.
The studentship is associated with the EPSRC project 'An Integrated
Model of Syntactic and Semantic Prediction in Human Language
Processing'. The aim of this project is to develop a model that
combines probabilistic incremental parsing with compositional
distributional semantics in order to achieve a broad-coverage account
of human language processing that can simulate reading time data. The
project will also apply this model to NLP tasks such as text
The student will be supervised by Dr. Frank Keller and Dr. Mirella
Lapata, and will work on a topic drawn from following research areas:
o probabilistic parsing, including incremental parsing, unsupervised
parsing, and crosslinguistic parsing
o distributional models of semantics, including compositional and
syntax-aware vector-space models and topic models
o models of human language processing, including models that integrate
syntactic and semantic processing
o models of eye-tracking data in reading, including applications such
as text simplification
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, distributional semantics, or probabilistic modeling.
The studentship covers maintenance at the research council rate of
around GBP 13 500 per year, plus tuition fees at the EU/UK rate.
Applications are restricted to UK/EU citizens. The start date of the
studentship is flexible, but can be no earlier than September 1, 2011.
If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Frank Keller
(kellerinf.ed.ac.uk) or Dr. Mirella Lapata (mlapinf.ed.ac.uk). To
apply, please follow the instructions at:
As your research area, please select 'Institute of Communicating and
Collaborative Systems'. On the application form under 'Research
Project', please state 'EPSRC Studentship: SynSem'.
Applications received after the deadline may be considered, but this
cannot be guaranteed.
Applications Deadline: 15-May-2011
Web Address for Applications: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html
Dr Frank Keller
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