Closing date: 13 January 2013
The Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in cooperation with ESAT-PSI Centre for Speech and Image Processing, Leuven University, Belgium, is seeking candidates for a PhD project that upon successful completion will result in a joint doctorate degree awarded by the two universities.
You will work on the intersecting fields of latent variable models (a focus of the ESAT-PSI group in Leuven) and rich language models (investigated at CLS in Nijmegen). The first research subgoal is to investigate whether phrases and skipgrams could be better units in latent variable models than unigrams, the current standard. The second subgoal is to investigate whether richer latent variable models will be better adaptable to domains, in which phrases (multi-word units) and skipgrams may play an important role.
We offer a rich environment of two vibrant well-connected research labs in neighboring countries. Your main affiliation will be with Radboud University Nijmegen, but you will be a member of both labs and will work at Leuven University for at least 6 months during your project. We offer an excellent computer infrastructure, data, expertise, and colleagues working in overlapping areas in both labs.
More details: http://www.ru.nl/vacatures/details/details_vacature_0?recid=525672
prof. Antal van den Bosch Telephone: +31 24 3611647 E-mail: a.vandenbosch at let.ru.nl
prof. Hugo Van hamme Telephone: +32 16 321842, +32 16 321713 E-mail: hugo.vanhamme at esat.kuleuven.be