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OPEN POSITION: Move to Berlin, work on DBpedia

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:09:53 +0200
To: <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>, <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
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we are happy to announce that Neofonie (http://www.neofonie.de), a Berlin
search engine company, has agreed to fund a researcher/developer to work on
DBpedia (http://dbpedia.org/About) for one year.

The researcher/developer will work half of his time directly together with
the DBpedia team at Freie Universitšt Berlin and will work the other half at

At Freie Universitšt, he will contribute to the further development of the
DBpedia information extraction framework and will investigate approaches to
augment and fusion DBpedia with external Web data sources.

At Neofonie, he will develop innovative Wikipedia/DBpedia search and query
user interfaces based on a facet-browsing engine being developed by

The ideal candidate should have:

+ a firm background in Computer Science and Semantic Web Technology
+ excellent programming skills (PHP, Java)
+ excellent knowledge of web-related languages and standards (RDF, SPARQL)
+ a sound understanding of human-computer interaction and interface design
+ experience with information extraction techniques

I think that the position offers a great opportunity to contribute to the
transfer of research results to early adopters within industry. You will be
given the chance to be part of two innovative but also cordial teams. After
the year, chances are high that you will be able to choose between
longer-term positions at Neofonie as well as at Freie Universitšt Berlin.

If you are interested in the position, please contact me via email for
additional details (including information about your skills and experience).



Prof. Dr. Chris Bizer
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Phone: +49 30 838 54057
Mail: chris@bizer.de
Web: www.bizer.de
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