[Corpora-List] Funded PhD Position in machine translation at Edinburgh (EU/UK)

Alexandra Birch a.birch at ed.ac.uk
Wed Oct 3 13:56:30 CEST 2018


The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a PhD position within the field of machine translation and machine learning. The candidate will work within the Statistical Machine Translation group (http://www.statmt.org/ued/), which is well known for developing toolkits and running the WMT shared tasks, and has also had a leading role the field of neural machine translation. It is a supportive group which has many alumni who have moved on to interesting positions in research and industry. We also have access to large GPU clusters and to a regular programme of seminars and workshops with internationally recognised experts.

The student will work in conjunction with an EU project with the goal of making translation significantly more robust in environments with limited training data. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an internationally visible project, where the interests of the student can drive a significant portion of the work. The research will be deployed at the BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle, in order to improve their monitoring capabilities and the production of news content across a range of African and Indian languages.

You should have the following :

- A degree (or near completion) in computer science, artificial intelligence, or a related discipline, - Background in machine learning and natural language processing, - Strong programming skills, ideally including C++.

Please contact Alexandra Birch a.birch at ed.ac.uk for more information.

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