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LINGUIST List 22.1924

Wed May 04 2011

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, U. of London

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Matthew Purver , Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Date: 03-May-2011
From: Matthew Purver <m.purverqmul.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Queen Mary, University of London
Department: Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Web Address: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing, Dialogue Processing, Information Retrieval


PhD Studentship in Interaction Mining
Queen Mary, University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and
Computer Science


Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship starting in September 2011 to
undertake research in the area of interaction mining: automatically extracting
useful information from human conversational interaction. The studentship is
based at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen
Mary, University of London and will be supervised by Dr. Matthew Purver
(http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/) of the Interaction Media and
Communication research group and Dr Tassos Tombros
(http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~tassos/) of the Risk and Information Management
research group.

The successful candidate will perform research at the interface between dialogue
processing and information retrieval, combining rule-based models of dialogue
structure with robust statistical methods to automatically detect and summarise
events in conversation: decisions made in business meetings, answers to
questions in radio broadcasts, agreements and disagreements in social media and
so on.

Candidates should have a first or upper second (2:1) honours degree or equivalent
in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related
field, and be able to demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills. Good
programming skills and a background in natural language processing,
computational linguistics or information retrieval are also required.

The studentship funded by EECS Studentship will cover student fees and a tax-
free stipend starting at £15,590 per annum and is available to candidates of all

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr. Matthew Purver

Information about the school and its research areas can be found at
www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk; more details of the IMC and RIM research groups are
available at www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/researchgp/imc/ and

To apply please email the following documents to Dr. Matthew Purver
(m.purverqmul.ac.uk) : a completed application form, a CV listing all
publications, your representative publications in PDF format, 3 reference letters, a
research statement and other relevant documents as requested (see
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/). These documents must also be submitted
online following the instructions given in the link.

The closing date for the applications is 16th. May 2011.

Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 30th. May 2011.

Applications Deadline: 16-May-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACL803/phd-studentship-in-interaction-mining/

Contact Information:
        Dr Matthew Purver

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