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Category:   E-SSchool
Subject:   AHRB studentship in text summarisation
From:   Ruslan Mitkov
Email:   R.Mitkov_(on)_wlv.ac.uk
Date received:   18 Jun 2001
Deadline:   12 Jul 2001
Start date:   23 Jul 2001

AHRB RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP The University of Wolverhampton, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences invites applications for an AHRB-funded research studentship in Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will work on the development of a user-friendly environment which will assist different users in the production of abstracts of scholarly papers. In particular, the research of the student will focus on designing and implementing discourse strategies for summarisation. 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. Candidates with a background predominantly in linguistics are also encouraged to apply provided they are willing to be involved in programming in the course of the work. The AHRB studentships are subject to residence restrictions in that the candidate must be either a UK citizen or must have been a resident in the UK for at least three years (1 year for EC citizens). Information on eligibility with respect to residence is available at http://www.clg.wlv.ac.uk/news/pag e1.htm Applications should be sent to Prof. R. Mitkov School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences University of Wolverhampton Stafford St. Wolverhampton WV1 1SB and must include - completed application form - a CV - copy of university degree - evidence of postgraduate qualification or experience - proof of nationality or residence status - 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. The application form can be downloaded from http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/co mpling/news/AHRB_app_form.doc The closing date for applications is 12 July 2001. The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week starting 23 July. The AHRB maintenance grant amounts to 7 500 GBP in the first year, 8 200 GBP in the second year and 9 000 GBP in the third year. The successful candidate is expected to start the studentship on 1 October 2001, joining the Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/). For further information/queries, please contact Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471, Email R.Mitkov_(on)_wlv.ac.uk.
 

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