[Corpora-List] Two salaried PhD positions in Machine Translation at Sheffield University - Marie Curie ITN project EXPERT

khalid farooq khalidfarooq511 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 09:45:47 CET 2012

what is the proper definitoin of the corpus i know that letin word taken from corproa

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM, Lucia Specia <lspecia at gmail.com> wrote:

> Applications are invited for two 3-year Early Stage Researcher PhD
> positions in corpus-based approaches to machine translation. The positions
> have been awarded as part of the new EU FP7 Marie-Curie Initial raining
> Network EXPERT (http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/EXPERT/), concerned with
> the exploitation of empirical approaches to machine translation, including
> statistical machine translation and example-based machine translation. The
> EXPERT project puts together researchers from six European universities
> (The University of Sheffield, Universidad de Malaga, Universitaet des
> Saarlandes, Dublin City University, Universiteit van Amesterdam, and
> University of Wolverhampton) and five translation services and technology
> providers (Pangeanic, Hermes and Translated, Celer Soluciones and WordFast).
> The two projects allocated to the University of Sheffield are (i) learning
> from human feedback, which is concerned about methods to collect and
> incorporate human feedback into translation systems to improve the quality
> of translations; and (ii) estimating the quality and confidence of
> corpus-based approaches to machine translation and the quality of
> translated texts.
> The work in both projects will focus on statistical and machine learning
> techniques to address the problems, but it will also involve aspects of
> human translation studies, based on a strong interaction with some of the
> partners in EXPERT. The research will be conducted as part of the Natural
> Language Processing research group in Sheffield, with opportunities for
> collaborative work with several of the leading universities and industrial
> partners in EXPERT, and with the expectation of a 6-month secondment to 2-3
> partners in this project. Further information about the research group can
> be found at: http://nlp.dcs.shef.ac.uk
> The successful individual will be employed as a salaried researcher at the
> University of Sheffield, while studying towards his/her PhD. Salary rates
> and additional mobility and training allowances are as per the Marie Curie
> programme (see Annex 3 of this document
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/download?docId=31562,
> page 69). For employment in the UK, the reference figure for gross *salary
> is 51,062 euros/year, *plus additional contribution towards mobility and
> training.
> Please check Section III.3 of the following link for further information
> on the Marie Curie scheme regarding eligibility criteria:
> ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-mga-annex3intramulti_en.pdf.
> In particular, candidates cannot have lived in the UK for more than 12
> months in the 3 years immediately prior to their appointment.
> Applicants should hold a good honours degree in a relevant field of study
> (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics) and have experience in
> natural language processing, machine translation or related area. They
> should also have a solid background in mathematics/statistics and excellent
> programming skills (C/C++, Java, Python/Perl, etc.). See the job
> specification for more details on the expected profile: http://www.
> dcs.shef.ac.uk/~lucia/resources/EXPERT_Marie_Curie_Early_Stage_Researcher.pdf
> The post is fixed term for three years with a start date of January 2013
> or soon after.
> Closing Date: 10th December 2012
> For applications: http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs, Search and apply for jobs,
> job reference number: *UOS005598*
> In addition to submitting applications to the University of Sheffield,
> candidates should apply via the website provided by project coordinator:
> http://clg.wlv.ac.uk/projects/EXPERT/.
> For informal enquiries about this job and department, contact: Dr Lucia
> Specia on l.specia at sheffield.ac.uk
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