Please, do set me right if I am getting all this wrong - but your
Questionnaire (invitation for submitting applications for Research
Studentship at Wolverhampton : multilingual anaphora resolution -
( http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/Res17.doc ), contains among
other more or less usual questions, one, which left me - in the literal
sense of the word - dumbfounded.
Ethnic Origin: White/Black Caribbean/Black African/Black Other - please
describe/Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi/ Chinese/Other Ethnic Group - please
describe/Prefer not to say ....
Now, in what way does the colour of the skin influence the research
and other scholarly talents of young applicants? Does it play a role in
deciding as to who will be the lucky one to be proclaimed 'successful
candidate', and get the scholarship granted?
Appologies for my ignorance, and thank you for your reply!"
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> Subject: Corpora: Research Studentship at Wolverhampton: multilingual
> anaphora resolution
> RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP
> (Current value of bursary £6,500)
> The University of Wolverhampton, School of Languages and European
> Studies invites applications for a research studentship in
> Computational Linguistics. The successful candidate will work on
> a multilingual anaphora resolution project. We are looking for
> candidates with a good honours degree in Computational Linguistics or
> Computer Science, with excellent programming skills and some
> experience in Natural Language Processing. Overseas candidates must
> have a good command of English. All applicants must have
> knowledge of a language other than English.
> The successful candidate is expected to start the studentship
> in September 1999.
> For further information about the project, please contact
> Prof. Ruslan Mitkov, tel. 01902 322471, Email R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk.
> Formal applications must be made to:
> The Research Support Unit
> University of Wolverhampton
> Dudley Campus
> Castle View
> DY1 3HR
> Email L.Barlow@wlv.ac.u
> and must include a completed application form
> ( http://www.wlv.ac.uk/sles/compling/news/Res17.doc ), a CV and
> a covering letter in which the candidates explain why they
> apply for the studentship and give details of their research
> interests/experience, background, programming skills and language
> competence. (Please quote the reference number of the studentship
> Extended closing date for applications: 28 June 1999.