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Fully-funded PhD Position in Natural Language Processing for eLexicography.

The Unit for Natural Language Processing of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway, invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in Natural Language Processing applied to eLexicography in the context of the ELEXIS – European Electronic Lexicography Infrastructure – project.

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is the leading research institute in Ireland for data science and the student will be based at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Candidates will be expected to work on one or more of the following areas:

  • Machine-readable dictionaries
  • Semi-automated linking of electronic dictionaries
  • Cross-lingual semantic similarity
  • Linking dictionaries across languages
  • Quality and validation of electronic dictionaries

Candidates should preferably have a Masters degree in a relevant field of study with an emphasis on areas such as text mining, natural language processing, computational linguistics, machine learning etc. PhD students at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics will receive a tax-free stipend of EUR 18,000 per year (EUR 1500 per month) for four years, in addition to university fees. The successful candidate will be preferably start by February 2018.

Please send your application, including CV and a research proposal of no more than one page (in PDF only) before the closing date of December 11th to Dr. John P. McCrae at john.mccrae@insight-centre.org

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