The Centre for Translation Studies, the University of Leeds, UK, is inviting applications for a funded PhD position in Translation Technologies to work in a research project carried out at CTS in collaboration with industrial partners and not-for-profit providers of translation services. The project will focus on developing intelligent access to large-scale translation resources.
The successful candidate will be doing research on discovering translation equivalents in parallel and comparable corpora and developing new methods and tools with applications in Computer-Assisted and Machine Translation.
We expect the candidate to have:
- a strong BA/BS or Masters degree in one of the following areas: computer science, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and related areas
- excellent knowledge of at least one foreign language
- good programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Python, Perl, C++, Java
- awareness of one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, machine translation, text mining, machine learning
- awareness of existing interfaces to electronic corpora, approaches based on the analysis of large electronic collections of data
The PhD scholarship will provide tuition at UK/EU rate and provide a maintenance grant of £8,000 a year for 3 years.
We can only accept applications from UK and EU citizens, since the tuition can only be covered at home/EU rate.
You will need to apply online via http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm quoting the Centre for Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages, as your home department and ACCESS as the project code.
Informal enquiries to Dr Bogdan Babych, tel +44(0)113 343 7106, email b.babych at leeds.ac.uk
Closing date 31 May 2010