[Corpora-List] Fully funded PhD Position in Computational Linguistics/Diversity Linguistics at Uppsala Uiversity

Harald Hammarström harald at bombo.se
Wed May 2 17:17:24 CEST 2018

*PhD position in Computational Linguistics/Linguistics, directed towards Diversity Linguistics* http://www.lingfil.uu.se/the-department/vacancies/?positionId=206934

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, Ancient Greek and Latin. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department. Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

*Project description:* This project will explore multilingual grammar extraction from descriptive grammars for the languages of the world. Traditionally, researchers often study the diversity of world’s languages by reading and comparing grammatical descriptions manually. Nowadays, a large amount of linguistic descriptions and books are easily available in digital formats, far exceeding the reading capability of a human researcher. Text technology, i.e. computer-based text management in natural language, is now powerful enough to potentially be used to harvest facts at different levels of detail within a given domain (in this case, information on world languages). In this project we want to utilize a collection of 10,000 digitized grammatical descriptions covering over four thousand languages in order to significantly expand the ability to make major language comparisons. For this purpose, the project will develop methodologies to enable computers to read grammatical descriptions and automatically extract information ("linguistic facts"). We are to explore and develop a notion of "language profile", which is a structured digital collection and representation of a language encapsulating all available knowledge about a language extracted from various sources. The project involves collaboration with Gothenburg University as well as with Leiden University and CNRS/Paris via the related DReaM project. The project is funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg foundation (MaW 2017.0105, http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~harald/maw.html).

maw <http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~harald/maw.html> stp.lingfil.uu.se website description *Qualifications:* We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in computational linguistics and/or diversity linguistics. To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a master’s degree in General Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or equivalent.

*Application:* The application should contain: • A letter of intent describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies (maximum one page) • A CV containing (i) a description of your education in linguistics/computational linguistics and other relevant areas including a transcript of finished courses and their grades/dates, (ii) a list of any academic publications, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum four pages) • A copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent) • A tentative research proposal which (i) states a research question which falls within the project aims described above, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art. The actual dissertation project of the successful candidate will be worked out in collaboration with the supervisor and project team. (four pages including references) • Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce. The application may be written in English or Swedish. Information about the PhD programme at the department can be found at the following website: http://www.lingfil.uu.se/admissions/doctoral-studies/ Rules governing Ph.D candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, § 1-7 and in Uppsala university´s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/ and http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/Forskning/Forskarutbildning Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. *Salary:* According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants. The current starting salary is 26100 SEK/month.

*Starting date:* 1 September 2018 or as per agreement. *Type of position: *Full time position. *For further information about the position please contact* Dr Harald Hammarström (harald.hammarstrom at lingfil.uu.se)

Director of graduate studies Professor Christer Henriksén ( Christer.Henriksen at lingfil.uu.se), phone + 46 (0)18 471 6845 Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (Lars.Hagborg at uadm.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 1907 *Please submit your application by 20 May 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1306.*

*http://www.lingfil.uu.se/the-department/vacancies/?positionId=206934* <http://www.lingfil.uu.se/the-department/vacancies/?positionId=206934>

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