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PhD Studentship:Automated Detection of Style Guide Violations in Legislative Drafts, Switzerland

The Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zürich offers Phd in the field of Computational Linguistics in Switzerland -2011
Study Subject(s):Automated Detection of Style Guide Violations in Legislative Drafts
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: University of Zürich
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
•Licentiate or Master degree in Computational Linguistics or a related field
•Languages: good command of German and English
•Good programming skills
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The project aims at developing methods and tools for automated style checking in the domain of legislative editing.The PhD student will be expected to work closely with the members of our team on: -Processing (tokenizing, part-of-speech tagging, parsing,). Swiss legislative texts written in German Building an annotated corpus of Swiss legislative texts Implementing a user-friendly front-end for a legislative style checker. Developing strategies for the detection of specific components of legislative texts Drafts of legislative texts have to go through several editorial cycles before they are published. The texts not only have to comply with formal and legal aspects but also with domain-specific linguistic style guidelines.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 22 June 2011
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