LINGUIST List 23.3164

Mon Jul 23 2012

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, King's College London, UK

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 20-Jul-2012
From: Shalom Lappin <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, King's College London, UK
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Department: Philosophy Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

ESRC funded PhD Studentship in Computational Linguistics

This studentship is attached to an ESRC Professorial Fellowship on theProbabilistic Representation of Linguistic Knowledge recently awarded to ShalomLappin in the Department of Philosophy, King's College London. It will be held inthe Department of Philosophy at King's, in the Linguistics PhD program.

It will start on October 1, 2012 and run for three years until September 30,2015.

The PhD student's research will address the connection between the stochasticmodeling of syntactic knowledge (linguistic competence generally), and theprobabilistic representation of knowledge in other cognitive domains. He/she willconsider the relationship between probabilistic learning models and stochasticrepresentations of the target class of learning. He/she will be encouraged to writean innovative dissertation on the central theoretical issues in cognitive modelingthat drive the project. He/she will co-author project papers and attend conferences.The student will receive training in core theoretical and implementational aspectsof computational linguistics and natural language processing. He/she will beintroduced to current issues in cognitive science, particularly as these bear on theconcerns of the project.

Full ESRC studentship support (annual stipend of £15,590 plus home/EU tuitionfees) is normally available only to students who (a) have been ordinarily resident inthe United Kingdom for the previous three years; (b) other than citizens ofEuropean Union countries, whose residence during that period has not been whollyor mainly for the purposes of full-time education; and (c) who have permission toreside permanently in the United Kingdom. EU students who do not meet theabove criteria may be eligible for a fees only studentship. Potential applicants whoare uncertain as to their eligibility should contact Jennie Eldridge( by August 22.

Enquiries can also be sent to this email address.

Applications Deadline: 22-Aug-2012

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Professor Shalom Lappin        Phone:44-(0)20-7848 2541

Page Updated: 23-Jul-2012