PhD scholarship -- Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University
The PhD is attached to an Australian Research Council-funded project on natural language generation for Aboriginal languages. The overall project involves of constructing a data-to-text system for the Aboriginal language Arrernte, taking as a starting point data from AFL ("Australian Rules") football. This will include a computational linguistic analysis of Arrernte, the construction of a grammar for Arrernte in an appropriate formalism, and the building of an English-language prototype system; the PhD will focus on one aspect of this. A longer description of the project goals copied from the grant proposal is at http://web.science.mq.edu.au/~madras/research/aborig-grant.html.
The position will be at Macquarie University, Sydney. Details on applying for a PhD place at Macquarie are available at
and on the scholarship at
(allocation number 2010099).
The closing date is April 30, 2010.
If you have any questions, or would just like to discuss the position, please contact Mark Dras (http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/~madras/).