LINGUIST List 8.483

Wed Apr 9 1997

FYI: Machine Translation, NLP

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  1. Paul Bennett, MSc in Machine Translation
  2. Henry S. Thompson, Places available on MSc course in Natural Language Processing

Message 1: MSc in Machine Translation

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 11:59:35 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Bennett <>
Subject: MSc in Machine Translation

Studentships for MSc in Machine Translation, UMIST

The MSc in Machine Translation at UMIST, Manchester, has a quota
of EPSRC studentships for entry in September 1997. These
studentships pay fees + maintenance for UK students (fees only
for EU students).

The degree covers linguistics, computational linguistics,
machine translation, translation theory, terminology,
programming, information technology and corpus linguistics. It
is assessed by coursework, examination and a dissertation.

For further information about the degree and/or studentships, contact:
Postgraduate Admissions Officer,
Department of Language Engineering,
UMIST, Manchester, M60 1QD, GB.
Tel: 44-161-200-3102
Fax: 44-161-200-3099

There is also information on our web site:

Paul Bennett
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Message 2: Places available on MSc course in Natural Language Processing

Date: Fri, 4 Apr 97 13:59:44 BST
From: Henry S. Thompson <>
Subject: Places available on MSc course in Natural Language Processing

 Natural Language Processing Theme, MSc in Information Technology
		Department of Artificial Intelligence
		 University of Edinburgh

Places are available, commencing on 1 October 1997, for our one
year full time, 2/3 years part-time, taught MSc course. The
Natural Language Processing theme is one of five themes, each
having different mixes of course modules to suit students'
interests and aptitudes. Four modules are taken in each of the
first two terms and are examined in April. There is also a
major practical project during the period May to September.

Applicants should have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) and
some previous computing experience.

Of the forty modules available, ten (of which some are required)
are particularly appropriate for the Natural Language Processing
theme, allowing for a range of specialisation. Focus on either
practical or theoretical issues is possible, and the MSc as a
whole encompasses both symbolic and non-symbolic or statistical
approaches to AI.

Further information about research and teaching activities in the
department in the area of Natural Language Processing can be found at:

The University of Edinburgh, which is a research led university,
was founded in 1583 and is ranked by a North American source as
number three in the United Kingdom and number nine in the
international league.

The Department of Artificial Intelligence, acknowledged as the
leading European centre for research and teaching in AI for more
than 25 years, has more than 100 postgraduate students from over
20 overseas countries. It holds top ratings for the quality of
its research and has also received a top rating for the quality
of its teaching. It is centrally located in the city of
Edinburgh which offers first rate cultural and sporting

Limited support is available from EPSRC in the form of a small
allocation of Advanced Course Studentships and a number of
applicants will, if eligible, be nominated by the Department for
such awards. To qualify for a full award an applicant must be a
British subject with a first or second class honours degree, in
which case research costs of 600 pounds are covered by the
grant: in all other cases they are payable by the student.
Applicants from outside the UK must provide their own funds; EC
students may qualify for a fees only award from the Scottish
Awards Agency for Scotland.

There are excellent job opportunities in industry and business
as systems engineers or applications engineers. Many students
continue research and/or study within the department.

Further details and application forms from, and any queries to:

	Mrs Judith Gordon
	MSc & PhD Admissions
	Department of Artificial Intelligence
	5 Forrest Hill

	fax:	 0131 650 6899 from UK
		 +44 131 650 6899 from outside UK
	tel:	 0131 650 3094 (9am-1pm) from UK
	 	+44 131 650 3094 (9am-1pm) from outside UK
	url:	http: //
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