[Corpora-List] Two Salaried PhD Positions in Machine Translation at Dublin City University

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Applications are invited for two salaried 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://expert-itn.eu), 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 Dublin City University are:

(i) the investigation of how individual corpus-based translation approaches (TM, EBMT and SMT) can benefit from each other; and

(ii) investigation of the ideal infra-structure for a computer-aided translation: a pipeline with NLP tools for pre/post-processing, SMT, EBMT and TM techniques which can form the basis of a hybrid CAT tool.

The work in both projects will focus on truly hybrid data-driven approaches to MT, in order to ultimately help facilitate the work of human translators. The research will be conducted as part of the MT group at the National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT) (http://www.nclt.dcu.ie/mt/) and the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) (http://www.cngl.ie) in Dublin City University, 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. The teamís location at DCU, just minutes from Dublin city centre, offers a conducive environment to research, collaboration and innovation with a wealth of amenities on campus, including restaurants, the state-of-the-art University Sports Complex and swimming pool and the Helix, one of Irelandís most impressive arts venues with three separate auditoria.

SALARY DETAILS ----------------------- The successful individual will be employed as a salaried researcher at Dublin City University, while studying towards his/her PhD. Salary rates and additional mobility and training allowances are as per the Marie Curie programme. For employment in the Ireland, the reference figure for gross salary is *41,458* euros/year (before both employer and employee contributions to tax/pension/national insurance etc. subject to the regulations of the host country), plus additional contribution towards mobility and training.

The post is fixed term for three years with a start date of 14 January 2013 or soon after.

REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY ------------------------------------------ Applicants should hold, at the very minimum, a primary honours degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics) and should have experience in natural language processing, machine translation or a related area.

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 Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their appointment. More details on eligibility can also be found on the project website (http://expert-itn.eu)

APPLICATION DETAILS ---------------------------------- For further details, including details of how to apply , please see: www4.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/graduate_research/pdfs/PhD%20opportunities%20EXPERT_DCU_Nov%202012.pdf <http://www4.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/graduate_research/pdfs/PhD%20opportunities%20EXPERT_DCU_Nov%202012.pdf>

Closing date for applications: 21st December 2012

-- /Dr. Declan Groves Research Integration Officer Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) Dublin City University

email: dgroves at computing.dcu.ie <mailto:dgroves at computing.dcu.ie><mailto:dgroves at computing.dcu.ie> phone: +353 (0)1 700 6906/

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