LINGUIST List 32.3013
Thu Sep 23 2021
Support: Computational Linguistics; English: PhD, Massey University
Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>
Kristin Stock <k.stock
Computational Linguistics; English: PhD, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand E-mail this message to a friend
Department: School of Natural and Computational Sciences
Web Address: https://geoinformatics.massey.ac.nz/
Institution/Organization: Massey University
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Spatial Language
Required Language(s): English (eng)
We have two funded PhD scholarships available on the BioWhere project.
PhD 1 will focus on the development of methods to parse natural language text and will then use a range of machine/deep learning methods to georeference location descriptions from biological collections, including those held by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. A strong technical (computer science) background is essential, with skills in deep learning and natural language processing and/or geographic information/geospatial science an advantage.
PhD 2 will design and develop a self-learning gazetteer for New Zealand place names, with a particular focus on Māori place names, resolving a range of technical issues including matching place names and resolving inconsistent duplicate data. In addition, the student will work with iwi and hapū to elicit requirements for the gazetter and to collect place name data. This studentship requires technical (computer science) skills, including knowledge of databases and programming, with skills in deep/machine learning, natural language processing and/or geographic information/geospatial science an advantage. In addition, a willingness to apply social science research methods and work with stakeholders is essential. Knowledge of te Reo and te Ao Māori would be an advantage.
The scholarships will provide a stipend of NZ$27,500 and cover tuition fees. Applicants need to meet the University requirements for entry into the PhD programme, including a postgraduate degree in computer science, geospatial science with a strong computational element, computational linguistics or similar.
Please apply via the application link below, and include the following with your application:
- a cover letter stating the position/s you are interested in and explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the position
- your CV
- academic transcripts for all undergraduate and postgraduate study
- contact details for three referees
Web Address for Applications: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=3EC881D3-C307-4271-80AB-6E6371F791B6
Dr Kristin Stock
Page Updated: 23-Sep-2021