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PhD studies

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, announces four (4) funded positions as doctoral student in Practical Philosophy, General Linguistics (including Language Technology and Phonetics), Theory of Science and Logic. A complete application must be submitted no later than midnight March 25, 2013.

PhD students at the department are invited to participate in the activities of the Dialogue Technology Lab (DTL). DTL is one of three labs within the Centre for Language Technology (CLT) at the University of Gothenburg. Research in DTL encompasses the intersection of dialogue (human-machine or human-human, spoken or multimodal) and language and communication technologies (dialogue systems, mobile phones, etc.). We focus especially on formal models of dialogue, dialogue technology applications, and dialoge corpora and analysis. DTL includes members from the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (Faculty of Arts), Applied IT (IT Faculty) and Computer Science (IT Faculty / Chalmers).

Possible supervisors in Language Technology include Torbjörn Lager and Staffan Larsson.

The application is to be made with The University of Gothenburg’s net-based Job Application Portal www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/. The official announcement can be found at http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=532042&Type=E. The  completed form serves as the basis of your application.

Applicants must be aware that an announcement in a given subject does not imply a guarantee that someone will be admitted within this particular subject.

For more information regarding PhD studies in Language Technology at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science contact Staffan Larsson (sl@ling.gu.se).

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science go to the department homepage or contact Åsa Abelin at doctoralprogramme@flov.gu.se.


Dialogue Technology Lab events page. See left menu for events.

Thesis Proposals

Dialogue Technology Lab

Grammar Technology Lab

Text Technology Lab



Projects supervised by the machine learning group at Chalmers

The LAB group for machine learning and algorithms at Chalmers's department of computer science has also suggested a number of projects related to this research area:

Deep learning for next generation statistical machine translation
Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation for automatic document summarization





Earlier Master Project Proposals

Dialogue Technology Lab

Grammar Technology Lab

Text Technology Lab

Master Thesis Proposals:
Spelling variation in Swedish text
A Swedish diachronic lexicon
Extending IDS
Swedish multiword-entity extraction
Linking a pronunciation lexicon to SALDO
A multilingual corpus database for typological and genetic linguistics
Temporal information in Swedish - identification, resolution, normalization and standardization
Number Sense Disambiguation for Swedish - "Assign each Number a Sense"
Clustering corpus paragraphs for lexical differentiation
Fact extraction from (bio)medical article titles
Name linking and visualization in (Swedish) digital collections
Using medical domain language models for expert and non-expert language for user oriented information retrieval
Automatic alignment between expert and non-expert language
Topic models in Swedish Litterature and other Collections
Medication extraction from "Dirty data"
Automatic selection of (thematic) texts from web
Automatic text classification by its readability
Exercise generator for English or any other language available through NLTK
Spelling games
Part-of-speech tagging/syntactic parsing of emergent texts
OCR error correction and segmentation
Classification of learner essays by achieved proficiency level
Collocations for learners of Swedish
Part-of-speech tagging/syntactic parsing of emergent texts
Adding valency information to a dependency parser
Building a sentiment lexicon for Swedish
A poor man's approach to integrating POS-tagging and parsing.
Sub-corpus topic modeling and Swedish litterature



The Grammar Technology Lab

Grammar Technology Lab coordinates the research in grammars and logic in CLT. Our main interests are

- multilingual grammars and machine translation http://www.grammaticalframework.org/
- construction grammar http://www.svenska.gu.se/forskning/forskningsprojekt/konstruktionsgramma...
including the Swedish constructicon http://spraakbanken.gu.se/swe/swecxn
- semantics and record types https://sites.google.com/site/ttrnls/

Lab leaders: Benjamin Lyngfelt and Aarne Ranta