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Program Name:

Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing
Alternate Name: CLCLP
Program Homepage: http://clclp.ling.sinica.edu.tw/
Institution: Academia Sinica
Address: No.128, Sec.2, Academia Rd
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
City: Taipei
Zip/Postal Code: 115
Country: Taiwan
Application Deadline: March, 31, 2009
Contact Person: Alice Lu
Phone: 886-2-2652-5047
Fax: 886-2-2785-6622
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The CLCLP (Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing) Ph.D. Program is the newest TIGP program. This program offers an internationally competitive curriculum specializing in Chinese Computational Linguistics, and the program provides advanced training and research opportunities for leading international Ph.D. students.
Research tracks include Corpus Linguistics and Language Archives, Information Retrieval and Information Extraction, Knowledge Representation and Acquisition, Natural Language Processing, Spoken Language Processing.
Available Financial Aid: Students of CLCLP, TIGP program will be offered three-year research assistantship upon admission. Renewal of this assistantship for the second and third year is contingent upon satisfactory academic and service performance. The assistantship is initially set at the maximal level of NT$32,000 (roughly US$980) per month for the first year. Second and third year students will receive assistantship at either this maximal level or a lower level based on their academic performance and service in the past year. Fourth year students will be funded directly by his/her thesis director. Exceptional fourth year student can also receive partial assistantship from the CLCLP program.
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