Sujet de these: three PhD studentships available, CNGL, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jul 17 09:48:01 UTC 2013

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:32:17 +0100
From: Cara Greene <cgreene at>
Message-ID: <51E59FC1.4060407 at>

Apologies for cross-posting.

CNGL has three Phd studentships available in Trinity College Dublin and 
Dublin City University. Please find details and application procedure 

CNGL is a €50M Academia-Industry partnership based in Ireland. It is 
unique internationally in addressing the integrated research and 
development of novel content, knowledge and language processing 
technologies for the global, multi-lingual web content and services 
supply chain. It is made up of over 100 researchers in labs integrated 
across Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin City University (DCU), 
University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as 
ten industrial partners.

For further information, please see

Your sincerely,

Cara Greene

Education and Outreach

T: 01 700 6704
E: cgreene at


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Machine Translation:

[PhD_TL_DI_PhD1]: Improving a Multimodal Interaction System with machine
translation technology to achieve fluent cross-lingual human-computer
interaction through text, speech and visual methods.


Information Retrieval:

[PhD_SD_1] Self-Managing Information Retrieval Technologies: Query,
search technique and parameter selection in information retrieval
applications Ideal candidates for the PhD studentships should have:

- excellent computing and mathematical skills
- strong machine learning and statistical skills
- strong interest in basic research, applied research and showcasing
- research in demonstrator systems
- willingness to work as a team, but also be able to work on their
- strong ability in independent and creative thinking
- strong problem-solving skills
- excellent communication abilities (including writing and
- presentation skills)
- proficiency in English
- a background in NLP, Computational Linguistics, Information Retrieval,
  Information Extraction, Speech Technology or Machine Translation as
  appropriate for the relevant position is an advantage

PhD positions are fully funded for 3 years. Stipend: Fees +
€16,000p.a. living expenses (tax free)

*For informal enquiries please contact the relevant PI below*:
- Dr. Gareth Jones<gjones at> [PhD_SD_1]
- Prof. Qun Liu<qliu at> [PhD_TLSD_1]


PA_Phd4 Management of Mappings 

Much of the content intelligence required to improve the user experience
depends on knowledge of that user’s task, preferences, prior knowledge
and medium of access, i.e. their dimensions of adaptivity. The
Personalisation and Adaptivity theme of CNGL
is researching these dimensions and investigate how they can be combined
with adaptive strategies to create better experiences that are tailored
to each user’s individual needs. This Phd will focus on supporting the
mapping of metadata from content to domain models through the use of
reusable mappings. The goal is to create relationships between content
and the concepts in domain models in order to support the reuse of
content at various different granularities. The process of creating
these relationships, or mappings, will be explored to optimize the
creation of reusable mappings, thus easing the mapping process.

Post Status: 3 year PhD Studentships

Department: Centre for Next Generation Localisation Laboratories,
Trinity College Dublin

Benefits: Payment of tax free stipend and academic fees

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2013

General enquires concerning these posts can be addressed to
Dominic.Jones at Summary:

The Centre for Next Generation Localisation ( seeks to
revolutionise the way people interact with content, systems and each
other to achieve unprecedented levels of content access, process
efficiency and user empowerment. Breakthroughs in the creation,
processing, unification and integration of multilingual, multi-modal and
multimedia content are needed to meet the needs of an increasingly
mobile and multilingual society across global markets. CNGL will enable
content to be created, discovered, translated and personalised, so as to
efficiently and effectively deliver natural and engaging web-mediated
interactions between users, organisations and communities regardless of
language, device and preferences of the user.

CNGL is internationally renowned for its strong, strategic mix of
leading researchers in language, adaptive content, interaction and
knowledge engineering technologies and its tight engagement with
innovation-driven companies that work with content at a global
level. CNGL has recently received further multi-million funding from
Science Foundation Ireland. As a result Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is
now offering 22 new PhD studentships in the areas of:

- Text Analytics for managing large scale multilingual corpora.
- Content-aware multilingual Search and Discovery technologies
- Adaptive context-aware search
- Intelligent slicing and adaptation of content
- Social-aware, affective content adaptation
- Constructing affective dialogue solutions
- Interoperability and analytics for intelligent content processing chains


The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record (first
class or II.1 primary degree or a postgraduate qualification,
e.g. M.Sc.) in Computer Science, or a related discipline. They will be
highly motivated, with strong written and oral communication skills and
a demonstrated proficiency in software development. They must be eager
to work in and learn from multi-disciplinary and multiorganisation
teams. They should have English language certification if English is not
their first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT:
100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent.

Application Procedure:

For further information and informal contact, please refer to the PhD
topic details found at: Please
directly contact the relevant supervisor, depending upon the position
you're interested in, via email including:

- A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability
  for a position
- A complete CV

Please also copy Dominic Jones - Dominic.Jones at

Applicants may then be invited to apply via the TCD graduate studies
admission system.

Further Information:

Centre for Next Generation Localisation

CNGL is a €50M Academia-Industry partnership based in Ireland. It is
unique internationally in addressing the integrated research and
development of novel content, knowledge and language processing
technologies for the global, multi-lingual web content and services
supply chain. It is made up of over 100 researchers in labs integrated
across Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin City University (DCU),
University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as
ten industrial partners, including SMEs, NGOs and multinationals such as
Microsoft, Symantec, Intel and Welocalize. In addition to central
funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), CNGL has a wide portfolio
of European FP7 projects and commercial projects. It therefore offers
unique opportunities for international and industrial research
collaboration at the highest level in areas of language technology,
multi-lingual web and adaptive, personalised content. CNGL provides a
world class collaborative research and innovation environment. It
provides: world-class PhD supervision by integrated teams of leading
academics; an experienced and supportive lab community of postdoctoral
researchers and research programmers; excellent collaboration and
computing facilities; wide ranging skills training opportunities; a
dedicated management and administration team and an active
commercialisation development pipeline.

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in
Ireland and one of the oldest universities of Western Europe. On today’s
campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities,
stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre
campus. Based in the heart of Dublin, TCD offers an exceptional working
and social environment that attracts students and researchers from
around the world. TCD’s research impact is currently ranked 44th in the
World by the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities and
10th in Europe by the Leiden University Ranking of World Universities
based on research performance. As Ireland’s premier university, the
pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the core of
a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding record of publications in
high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding
which is among the best in the country.

Equal Opportunities Policy

Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunities employer and is
committed to the employment policies, procedures and practices which do
not discriminate on grounds such as gender, marital status, family
status, age, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or
membership of the travelling community. See also:
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