Corpora: PhD Studentships in Edinburgh

Matthew Crocker (
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:02:25 +0100

Centre for Cognitive Science
University of Edinburgh

PhD Studentships for October 1998

Application deadline: 15 May 1998

The Centre for Cognitive Science (CCS) invites applications for three
three-year EPSRC studentship awards to commence in October 1998. The
studentships will be awarded in one or more of the following topic

* Natural language generation: architectures and ontologies for text
generation; generating form and content of documents; multimodal
generation; evaluation of generation tools; psychological processes
and representations involved in human discourse production;...

* Large-volume text handling: robust parsing; grammar induction;
data-intensive semantics; finite-state methods for language
processing; applications: information extraction, text categorization,
flexible hypertext navigation, ...

* Diagrammatic communication: formal semantics of diagrammatic
notations; learning visual programming languages; cognitive effects of
multimodal representations, ...

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in Computer
Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or Psychology.

EPSRC studentships are restricted to UK or EU residents. Residents of
the UK are eligible for fees and a maintenance allowance; other EU
residents are eligible for fees only (and so would need to be able to
support themselves during their studies). The EPSRC baseline rate of
maintenance allowance is currently approx 5,295 pounds sterling per
annum. For further general information on EPSRC studentships, please

The studentships are available in association with on-going research
projects in the Human Communication Research Centre, which has close
links with CCS. Further information on CCS's research programme can
be found on the CCS home page ( and
information about students and how to apply at Further information on Human
Communication can be found at

If we already have your application on file for consideration this
year, you do not need to apply again.

Deadline for applications: 15 May 1998

For additional advice and information, please contact:

Admissions Chair
Centre for Cognitive Science
The University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place

Tel: +44 131 650 4667
Fax: +44 131 650 6626