University of Sheffield: PhD studentship on information extraction for knowledge management

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One studentships is available at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Sheffield to work in the area of information extraction and semantic technologies. Details are below. For information, please contact Fabio Ciravegna (

Start date of the studentship: October 2010 or before
Length: three years, subject to satisfactory progress
Stipend: £13,290 per annum
More details: The studentship provides payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (this means that non EU candidates can only be considered if they have alternative sources of funding -- we cannot provide those)
Closing date for submissions is 25.03.2010. 
Interviews (via videoconference or telephone for candidates not in Sheffield) will be held Monday 12.4.2010

The project is funded by Rolls-Royce plc as part of the £90m Samulet program. The studentship will concern the study of models of information extraction based on Machine Learning that enable porting to different corpora in the same domain with limited or no training. Application will be to real world scenarios and data at Rolls-royce plc. 

Candidates should hold at a first class honour degree or masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. The candidate should have excellent computer programming skills (including Java); analytic, presentational, communication and effective interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively within the research team, and a proven capacity to work to and meet deadlines. It is required knowledge of and experience in one of: 
Natural Language Processing, 
Information extraction from text, 
Text processing, 
Machine learning
Information retrieval.

HOW TO APPLY: please send an email to Prof. Fabio Ciravegna (  declaring your intention to be considered for the position attaching the following documents:
•an updated Curriculum Vitae
• a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for the position 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Fabio Ciravegna (

Further Details
The successful candidate will study within the Organisations, Information and Knowledge (OAK) Group which is part of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. More information about the OAK group is available at:

Professor Fabio Ciravegna, 
Director of Research & Innovation in the Digital World, 
The University of Sheffield
Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies,
Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield,
Regent Court, 211 Portobello, S1 4DP, Sheffield, UK
Tel:+44(0)114-22.21940, Fax:+44(0)114-22.21810

Received on Friday, 5 March 2010 16:43:19 UTC