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Academic/Research Positions

From: Sergej Sizov
Date: 27 Aug 2007
Subject: PhD Position in Multi-Lingual Ontology Learning at U. Koblenz-Landau, Germany

The research group for Information Systems and Semantic Web (ISWeb) of Prof. Steffen Staab at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Department of Computer Science, is seeking candidates for a research associate having earned a M.Sc. (or equivalent) and pursueing a Ph.D. degree. The position will be assigned to the MULTIPLA project (Multi-Ontology Learning: Crossing the Boundaries of Domains and Languages). The project will be devoted to developing new paradigms for ontology learning with a particular focus on combining different natural languages and domains for knowledge retrieval applications. This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). The project duration is 3 years.

Applicants should have essential skills and experience in at least one, and preferably several, of the following areas: ontology learning methods, development and evaluation of information retrieval models (probabilistic, logical, or language models). Additionally, knowledge in the areas of Web Mining, Machine Learning, Information Extraction and multi-lingual Information Retrieval would be desirable. The appointment will be made on the German salary scale for public service (Grade TVL-13), ranging from EUR 35.000 - EUR 39.000 pa depending on grade-relevant qualifications and experience.

Further information:

http://isweb.uni-koblenz.de

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating why the applicant has special interest in this position, copies of relevant certificates/diplomas, and names and addresses of two references, should be sent by E-Mail to the ISWeb secretary Ms Silke Werger ([email protected]) citing 'MULTIPLA'. Application deadline is September 15, 2007.

For further information, please contact the ISWeb MULTIPLA coodinator, Dr. Sergej Sizov, http://www.uni-koblenz.de/~sizov

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Kind regards Sergej Sizov

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