LINGUIST List 7.800

Fri May 31 1996

FYI: Postgraduate Study in Computational Linguistics

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  1. Ruslan Mitkov, Studentship

Message 1: Studentship

Date: Studentship
From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkovwlv.ac.uk>
Subject: Studentship

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND EUROPEAN STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON

OPPORTUNITY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY IN
COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE ENGINEERING


The University of Wolverhampton invites applications for
a PhD studentship from candidates interested in undertaking
research in Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering.


The project
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The successful applicant is expected to work on Language
Engineering approaches to anaphor resolution which will
complement the ongoing research on this topic at the School.


Prerequisites
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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.

Candidates should have a background of Computational Linguistics.
A good knowledge of one or more programming languages is essential.


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


Application and deadline
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Deadline for application is 25 June 1996. The following documents
are requested:

(i) Application form (to be obtained from Ms. Leslie Barlow
Email L.Barlowwlv.ac.uk, tel. 44-1902-323317, fax
44-1902-323316; please cite reference RS138).
(ii) Curriculum Vitae
(iii) covering letter in which research interests are outlined,
previous (e.g. undergraduate) and/or current projects
are summarised and background in both Computational
Linguistics and programming is described.

Applications should be sent to:

Ms. Leslie Barlow
The Research Support Unit
University of Wolverhampton
Dudley Campus
Castle View
Dudley, DY1 3HR
United Kingdom


Enquiries
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Those wishing to discuss this opportunity for postgraduate study
in Computational Linguistics can contact Dr. R. Mitkov
Email r.mitkovwlv.ac.uk, tel. (44-1902) 322471.


The appointment of a research student is part of the expansion of
the Division of Linguistics in the School of Languages and
European Studies and is in line with the research policy of
the School which has designated Computational Linguistics and
Language Engineering as areas of research excellence.
Topics of active research are anaphor resolution,
automatic abstracting, neural networks, natural language
interfaces.
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