Sujet de these: 2 salaried PhD positions in MT at Wolverhampton, Deadline Approaching

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Feb 12 21:32:53 UTC 2013

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:42:46 +0000
From: "Konstantinova, Natalia" <N.Konstantinova at>
Message-ID: <C3FAEA4979A99C4B83BF71CDCF4E2E006E807A4E at>

Apologies for cross-posting.

Please circulate to any potentially interested parties

Applications are invited for 2 three-year Early Stage Researcher
pre-doctoral positions in hybrid language translation technologies.


The positions are part of the new EU Framework 7 Marie-Curie Network
EXPERT, concerned with the exploitation of empirical approaches to
machine translation, including statistical machine translation and
example-based machine translation.

The EXPERT project brings together researchers from six European
universities (University of Wolverhampton (UoW), University of Sheffield
(USFD), Universidad de Malaga (UMA), Universitaet des Saarlandes
(USAAR), Dublin City University (DCU) and Universiteit van Amsterdam
(UvA)) and five translation services and technology providers
(Pangeanic, Hermes and Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast).

The two projects allocated to the University of Wolverhampton are :

- Use of language technology to improve matching & retrieval in
  translation memories (ESR4);

- Investigation of methodologies to evaluate the improved SMT, EBMT and
  TM prototypes and new hybrid computer-aided translation technology
  proposed in EXPERT (ESR12).

The research will be conducted under supervision of University of
Wolverhampton with opportunities for collaborative work with other
universities and industrial partners in EXPERT, and with the expectation
of a 6 month secondment to 2-3 partners in this project based on the
topic of research.


Applicants should hold a good honours degree in a relevant field of
study (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics) and have
experience in natural language processing, machine translation or
related area. They should also have a solid background in
mathematics/statistics and excellent programming skills (C/C++, Java,
Python/Perl, etc.). See the job specification for more details on the
expected profile:


Appointment will be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Marie
Curie programme, which specify that early stage researchers must be, at
the time of recruitment, in the first four years of their research
careers, measured from the date when they obtained the qualification
which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate. As per Marie Curie
Terms and Conditions, researchers must not have resided in the country
of application for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior
to the appointment.

(Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further
information on the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria:

Female candidates meeting the requirements for these posts are
particularly encouraged to apply.


This post is fixed-term for three years with a start date of 15 March
2013 or as soon possible after this date.

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Marie Curie Early
Stage Researchers.

Salary: Marie Curie rates will apply. For employment in the UK, the
reference figure for gross salary is 51,062 euros/year.


The application process consists of two compulsory stages:

- Stage 1: Register and fill in the application form on the EXPERT
  website ( You will receive a reference number
  and confirmation.

- Stage 2: Use the application system of the University of Wolverhampton
  please make sure to include:

* Detailed CV;

* A copy of your confirmation from the;

* 2 page summary on the research to be undertaken on the chosen
  topic. It should include, but is not limited to, a). aim of the
  research; b). general research question to be refined during the Phd;
  c). research plan; d). why do have necessary skills to undertake this

(!) Also make sure to send a copy of your application to
riilp at<mailto:riilp at> with subject "EXPERT job

Closing date: 18 February 2013

More information can be found at

Best regards,
Natalia Konstantinova
Researcher in Computational Linguistics
EXPERT Network Training Coordinator
Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Natural Language Engineering
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing University of
Wolverhampton Stafford St.
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Telephone + 44 1902 322623
Fax +44 1902 323543
Email: n.konstantinova at

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