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Apply for PhD scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

PhD scholarship in Language Technology at Centre for Language, Technology Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

17 June 2014

The Centre for Language Technology (CST) is a department at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen. The overall scientific goal of the department is to develop new language technologies. The department spans five research areas, namely Research Infrastructure & Digital Humanities, Multimodal Communication & Cognitive Modelling, NLP and Language resources, NLP & Machine Learning, as well as NLP & Applications (such as machine translation, question answering, etc.). The PhD scholarship can be in any of these areas. Read about the Centre for Language Technology at

The successful candidate must have a strong background at the master's level, in computer science, linguistics or related fields, preferably with previous experience with NLP and scientific research. The candidate should also have good communication skills, both oral and written, as well as a strong motivation and excellent scientific skills.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at Centre for Language Technology are:
• Manage and carry out your research project.
• Take PhD courses.
• Write scientific articles, as well as your PhD thesis.
• Participate in conferences.
• Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad.
• Teach and disseminate your research.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates - A master’s degree in computer science, linguistics or related fields.

Expertise within one or more of the following scientific areas is required:
• Computational linguistics.
• Machine learning.
• Cognitive psychology.
• Linguistics.
• Theoretical computer science.

The application should include a proposal outlining the overall aims and methodology of the PhD project as well as a time-plan.

Application deadline: July 8th, 2014.

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