Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship at the Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics in the area of statistical language modelling. Specifically, the aim of the project will be to develop methods for modelling the meaning of natural language terms, based on data from social media and other web sources. For example, by analysing the tags associated with Flickr photos, the developed methods will be able to learn that a church is a kind of building, that churches tend to be larger than typical buildings and that chapels are similar to churches. The results of this project will be used to improve methods from artificial intelligence for commonsense reasoning, and will among others enable more intelligent web search engines.
Supervisors: Dr. Steven Schockaert
Start date: 1 October 2015
Number of Studentships: 1
How to Apply
Consideration is automatic on applying for Doctor of Philosophy studying full-time with a start date ofOctober 2015 via Cardiff University's Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from College funds.
Mark your application “PhD Scholarship in Statistical Language Modelling” in the application form Funding field.
For more information on how to apply, please see the School's Instructions to Applicants.
The deadline for applications is 1 June 2015.
Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.