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[Offre diffusée le 29 janvier 2014 sur la liste LN]

PhD studentship in processing multiword nuits

Closing date 24 February 2014

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics (
of the University of Wolverhampton invites applications for a 3 year
University of Wolverhampton PhD studentship in the area of multiword
units. The proposed topic of the PhD research will be NLP methodology to
extraction and translation of multiword units which has applications in
a number of areas including but not limited to terminology, language
learning and translation.  This is a funded bursary which will consist
of a stipend towards living expenses (£14,000 per year) and remission of

The application deadline is 24 February 2014. The starting date of the
PhD position is 15 March 2014 or any time as soon as possible after

A successful applicant must have:

* A good honours degree or equivalent in Computational Linguistics,
Computer Science or Linguistics, with a strong programming and
statistical / Mathematical background or closely related areas.

* Experience in computational linguistics / natural language processing,
particularly the area of Machine Learning applications to Natural
Language Processing.

Experience in linguistics and/or translation would be a plus.

Applications must include:

1) A curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, courses covered,
publications, relevant work experience and names of two referees that
could be contacted if necessary.

2) A 1-page cover letter with statement of research interests,
indicating why you are interested in this position and why you consider
your experience is relevant.

3) An expression of interest form:

The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by telephone the week
following the application deadline. They will then be asked to complete
a research proposal.

Established by Prof Mitkov in 1998, the research group in Computational
Linguistics delivers cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such
as anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering,
multilingual text processing, multiple-choice question generation and
text simplification. The results from the latest Research Assessment
Exercise announced on 17 December 2008 confirm the research group in
Computational Linguistics as one of the top performers in UK
research. The research group was ranked joint 3rd with 2 more
universities in the Unit of Assessment “Linguistics”. According to the
league tables of the Guardian, The Times and Research Fortnight,
research in Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton in one of the
top 6 in the UK.

Informal enquiries and electronic applications can be sent to by email

Ruslan Mitkov
Director of Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
United Kingdom