Job: PhD studentship in question answering (correct closing date)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Mar 7 08:59:51 UTC 2007

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 17:19:48 +0000
From: Constantin Orasan <c.orasan at>
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Please note that the correct closing date is 13th April 2007.

                    [Apologies for cross-postings]

    (£10,000 first year, £11,000 second year, £12,000 third year)

                    Closing date: 13th April 2007

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of
Wolverhampton invites applications for a three-year-funded PhD
studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate is
expected to carry out research in the domain of question answering. We
are looking for candidates with a good honours degree in Computational
Linguistics, Computer Science or Information Sciences, with
programming skills and some experience in Natural Language Processing.

Required skills:
- degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or Information
- experience with at least one of the following: Java, Perl, C++, .NET
- experience in Natural Language Processing
- good command of the English language

Desirable skills:
- Master's degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science or
  Information Sciences
- experience in question answering and/or information extraction
- familiarity with a wide range of programming environments and
- operating systems

Applications should be sent to

     Dr. Constantin Orasan
     Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
     University of Wolverhampton
     Stafford St.
     WV1 1SB
     United Kingdom
     E-mail: C.Orasan at

and must include:
- completed application form available from or
- CV including publications if any
- copy of university degree (in English)
- copy of transcript listing all university marks (in English)
- evidence of postgraduate qualification if applicable
- a covering letter in which candidates explain why they have applied
  for the studentship, give details of their research
  interests/experience, background, programming skills and an outline
  of any experience in Natural Language Processing or Linguistics.
- a PhD plan (about 1000 words) which explains the research question
  to be addressed, the academic or intellectual context in which the
  proposed work is located and the methodology likely to be
  employed. A brief action plan should also be provided. The field of
  this PhD MUST be question answering.

Applications should be made by email and/or surface mail. The closing
date for applications is 13th April 2007. The short-listed applicants
will be interviewed by email and telephone in the week beginning 16th
April 2007.

The studentship includes a maintenance grant of 10,000 GBP first year,
11,000 GBP second year and 12,000 GBP third year and also covers the
tuition fees for 3 years.

The successful candidate will be working in a vibrant research
environment, engaging in active research. This studentship is funded
by the EU-funded project QALL-ME, so it is expected that the appointed
student will contribute to this project as well. In return, the
student will have access and will benefit from the resources developed
in the project.

Wolverhampton (

Established by Prof. Mitkov in 1997, the Research Group in
Computational Linguistics is a highly successful one, delivering
cutting-edge research in a number of NLP areas such as anaphora
resolution, automatic summarisation, question answering, lexical
knowledge acquisition, text categorisation, named entity recognition,
information extraction, corpus construction and annotation, automatic
terminology processing, multilingual processing, and multiple-choice
question generation. To a large extent, this research has been
undertaken in projects funded by major UK funding bodies and
commercial partners.

For further information/queries, please contact:
Dr. Constantin Orasan
Phone: +44 1902 322 623
Email: C.Orasan at

Constantin Orasan <C.Orasan at>
Lecturer in Computational Linguistics
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
University of Wolverhampton

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