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PhD Computational and Corpus Linguistics

Postgraduate research in Humanities Linguistics

Whilst studying for a Research Degree in Humanities Linguistics, you will become part of the thriving Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL). Founded in 1998, by Professor Ruslan Mitkov, RGCL is a growing and world-leading inter-disciplinary research group which specialises in various areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing which include but are not limited to anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, machine translation, translation memory systems and translation technology in general, term extraction, author profiling, corpus development and exploitation, computational lexicography, computational phraseology, information extraction, named entity recognition, question answering, generation of multiple choice questions, NLP for language disabilities, and multilingual applications.

PhD ideas from any of these areas will be considered, but applicants are also welcome to discuss their own topics and ideas with supervisors.

As a PhD student with RGCL, you will be supervised by leading academics in the field, all of whom have a 100% success rate for their past PhD supervisees. You will have fortnightly meetings with your Director of Studies in order to discuss your research and work closely with them from inception to completion. We have a dedicated PhD office, and departmental library, which you will have access to. As part of RGCL, there will be many opportunities for you to collaborate with both members of this research group, and other international research groups with whom we currently have many collaborations. At RGCL, we hold a regular seminar series which showcase talks from invited academics from around the world. In the first few months of 2018 alone, we hosted seminars with scholars from Brazil, Italy, Chile, China, Spain and Ireland. You could expect to attend international conferences and publish research papers during your studies. You will also benefit from being part of the wider Research Institute for Information and Language Processing, giving you access to cybermetrics expertise.