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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Application Deadline: 14-Dec-2012
Supporting Institution: University of Edinburgh
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
LL Issue: 23.4495
Posted: 29-Oct-2012
Support Description: PhD Studentships in Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology, and Cognitive Science

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 three-year PhD studentships starting in
September 2013. ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition.
Primary research areas include:

- Natural language processing and computational linguistics
- Spoken language processing
- Dialogue and multimodal interaction
- Information extraction, retrieval and presentation
- Computational theories of human cognition
- Educational and assistive technology

Approximately 8 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering maintenance at the research council rate of around GBP 13 500 per year, plus
tuition fees.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or a
related discipline.

For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a selection of potential PhD topics, please consult:


Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found at:


In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) need to be received by December 14, 2012.

Please direct inquiries to Henry Thompson inf.ed.ac.uk>, the ILCC PhD admissions coordinator.
Application Web Address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees?id=491&cw_xml=details.php
Contact Information: Prof Henry Thompson