LINGUIST List 7.421

Thu Mar 21 1996

FYI: Studentship in Lg Engineering, Intensive Maya Course

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  1. Ruslan Mitkov, Studentship in Language Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton
  2. Robert Howren, Intensive Maya Course

Message 1: Studentship in Language Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton

Date: 00 Jan 00 00:00:00
From: Ruslan Mitkov <>
Subject: Studentship in Language Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton
University of Wolverhampton
School of Languages and European Studies

Research studentship in Language Engineering

Proposed project

Language Engineering approaches to anaphora resolution

The project

Against the background of prevaling knowledge-dependent linguistic
approaches, this PhD research is expected to produce a new, highly
practical and typical language engineering approach to anaphora
resolution which will be reliable in terms of accuracy and will be
implemented as a computer program. It will serve as a module in future
robust NLP programs which require identification of referential links.


Applicants should possess a good honours degree (or an equivalent
degree if not obtained in a UK university) and will be expected to
register for a higher degree (MPhil/PhD). Overseas candidates must
have a good command of English.

The successful candidate will ideally have a mixed background of
linguistics and computer science and s/he will be expected to be
sufficiently computer literate to be able to implement the model and
approaches developed into an operational anaphora resolution
system. Therefore knowledge of (computational) linguistics and
programming skills are essential.

If short-listed, the applicants should be able to provide evidence of
extended independent research of good quality.

The appointment of a research student is part of the expansion of the
Division of Linguistics and is in line with the research policy of the
school which has designated Language Engineering as an area of
research excellence.

Application and deadline

Application forms are available (please cite reference RS138) from The
Research Support Unit, University of Wolverhampton, Dudley Campus,
Castle View, Dudley, DY1 3HR. Tel (01902) 323317, Email Completed application forms should be received by
19 April 1996.


The current value of the bursary is # 5, 500. In addition, teaching
hours up to six a week (in consultation with the supervisor and
depending on the appropriateness of the various modules on offer)
would be possible.

Further information

Informal inquires may be directed to

Dr. Ruslan Mitkov
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Message 2: Intensive Maya Course

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 07:53:16 EST
From: Robert Howren <>
Subject: Intensive Maya Course

Four-week intensive language study on the University of North Carolina
campus, Chapel Hill, to be followed by a two-week field experience in
Yucatan, where students are placed with Maya-speaking families in
order to practice language skills. Course includes special lectures
and a weekend hieroglyphics workshop.

Faculty		Dr. Barbara McLeod, University of Texas
		Miguel Quemes, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan

For more information, contact Sharon Mujica, Duke University / UNC 
Program in Latin American Studies, 223 East Franklin Street, CB 3205, 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3205.
	Phone (919)962-2414
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