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position at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), London, UK

From: George Fazekas <gyorgy.fazekas@eecs.qmul.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:17:20 +0100
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Cc: Simon Dixon <simon.dixon@eecs.qmul.ac.uk>
To: public-lod@w3.org
[Apologies for cross-postings.]

Dear All,

The Centre for Digital Music (Queen Mary University of London) invites applications for a position to work on the Shared Open Vocabulary for Audio Research and Retrieval (SOVARR) project.  

The objectives of the project are to extend a Semantic Web ontology for audio features, with wide community involvement, and to extend existing research tools to adhere to the new ontology. 

For more information, please see the attached details, or visit: http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/3253
To apply: please visit www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL1058 before the closing date: 10 August 2012.

For further questions about the project please contact me (gyorgy.fazekas@eecs.qmul.ac.uk) and Simon Dixon (simon.dixon@eecs.qmul.ac.uk).


Best wishes,
George


George Fazekas
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Centre for Digital Music (room 109)
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7986 - Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997
E-mail: gyorgy.fazekas@eecs.qmul.ac.uk
http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic/



*** open position ***

The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London seeks a research assistant to work on the project Shared Open Vocabulary for Audio Research and Retrieval, funded by the JISC. The objectives of the project are to extend a Semantic Web ontology for audio features, with wide community
involvement, and to extend existing research tools to adhere to the new ontology.

You will be responsible for: cataloguing audio feature extraction techniques and tools from the literature; building a community forum; using community feedback to synthesise an initial set of requirements for the design of an OWL ontology for audio features; analysing the existing Audio Features ontology released as part of the Music Ontology framework; and extending/modifying this ontology to fulfil the requirements gathered previously. You will discuss modelling decisions with the PI and CI, as well as engaging the audio research and linked data communities. You will evaluate the ontology by analysing how well it may be used to represent the output of existing research tools and how well it supports research practices, and iteratively update the ontology where necessary. You will modify existing tools for batch audio analysis to produce results according to the new ontology. You will disseminate the outcomes of the project to the funding agency, the academic research community, as well as other stakeholders and interested parties via regular posts on the project's Web blog, a tutorial presentation, and presentations at conferences, workshops and programme meetings as required.

You should be familiar with information and communication technology research environments and their workflows, ideally related to music or audio processing. You will be expected to write reports and documentation, to give presentations relating to the project, and to have strong communication and collaborative working skills. For more details please see the job specification.

The project is based in the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) which is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. Details about the C4DM can be found at www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic

The post is full time for 8 months, starting on or before 1 Sept 2012. Salary will be in the range 29,702 - 33,994 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Application enquiries can be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL1058.

The closing date for applications is 10 August 2012.

Interviews are expected to be held week beginning 20 August 2012.

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