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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fully Funded PhD Positions in AI, Edinburgh,SCOTLAND


Contact: a.bundy@ed.ac.uk

I have funding for a UK-fundable PhD studentship, in one of two areas, to start in September 2014.

The two research areas are:

*  The Reformation Algorithm for Conceptual Change in Knowledge Representation

    Reformation is a new, general-purpose algorithm for conceptual change in ontologies and 
other logical theories. It uses a modified unification algorithm to either blocked unwanted 
inferences or unblock wanted, but failed ones. It suggests changes to the language of the ontology.

*  Guesstimation: Mining the Web to Infer Approximate Answers to Numerical Questions

    Guesstimation is the technique of estimating approximate answers to numerical questions. 
GORT is an interactive guesstimation web service that combines proof planning (to work out what 
information must be combined to answer a question) with Semantic Web search (to find this 
information). It has been applied, for instance, to guesstimate questions about renewable energy, 
e.g., How much would it cost to meet the UKs entire electricity requirements from solar panels?.
 

    More information on these two projects, including how to apply, can be found by following the links above.

    Full funding of fees and maintenance is available for UK-fundable students, i.e., either UK 
national,  EU national who has been resident in the UK for 3 years, or Non-EU students with 
permanent residency or citizenship in addition to having ordinarily lived in the UK/EU for three 
years (not including for study purposes). The deadline for applications is 16th February. 

    If you are interested in one of these PhD positions and would like to find out more, please 
contact me at a.bundy@ed.ac.uk asap.