Studentship Vacancies

Large-scale information extraction from unstructured textual resources

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£14,553 per year plus fee bursary, Ref: 9668
Based in Milton Keynes

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and digital libraries. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities.

The student is expected to work with millions of research papers extracting useful information from their text to assist in knowledge discovery & information retrieval. It is expected the applicant will focus on developing new information extraction methods making use of supervised and semi-supervised machine learning.

We strongly recommend that you contact Petr Knoth or Zdenek Zdrahal to discuss your interest prior to writing your research proposal

Deadline: Applicants will be interviewed as soon as possible after they formally apply. This studentship is available until it is filled.

For detailed information and how to apply go to, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email quoting the reference number.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy


For informal enquiries please contact:

Prof Zdenek Zdrahal
Professor of Knowledge Engineering
Email - Prof Zdenek Zdrahal Website Icon
Tel. +44 (0)1908 654512.


Petr Knoth
Research Fellow
Email - Petr Knoth Website Icon
Tel. +44 (0)1908 654548.

For detailed information and how to apply call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email quoting the reference number.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

How to apply

It is strongly recommended that applicants contact the named contact point for the project of interest to get more information about the project in question. It is also important to read the online prospectus before downloading and completing the 10-page MPhil/PhD application form.

Applications should be sent by email to (please CC when submitting applications) and should include a covering letter, MPhil/PhD application form, a research proposal (a maximum of 2,000 words), and a full CV, giving contact details for two academic referees.

All applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent and ideally a relevant Masters degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years.


Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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