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Open PhD Position in Entity-centric Methods for Information Exploration and Discovery

From: Gianluca Demartini <g.demartini@sheffield.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:51:21 +0100
Message-ID: <553E14A9.9020905@sheffield.ac.uk>
To: public-lod@w3.org
We offer a fully funded collaborative doctorate at the University of 
Sheffield and The National Archives for UK/EU residents.

We are seeking a PhD student to help shape the future of information 
exploration and discovery in big digital archives. There is a clear need 
for cultural heritage institutions (museums, libraries and archives) to 
provide systems that go beyond keyword-based search and support more 
diverse information seeking behaviours, such as browsing and exploration 
of large collections. Entities, such as people, places, organisations 
and events, can be extracted from the archive and linked to form a 
network that users can explore in addition to navigating the content 
directly. The National Archives seeks to collect and secure the future 
of the public record in all its forms and to make it as accessible as 
possible. This project builds on existing work to create linked data 
annotations and ontologies to support the exploration of content within 
the UK Government Web Archive (UKGWA).

Relevant research areas:
- Information Retrieval
- Natural Language Processing
- Linked Open Data
- Digital Libraries
- Entity-centric information access
- Time-aware information access

Required skills:
Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods, ability 
to work independently, excellent written and oral communications skills, 
knowledge of formal research process, including writing and presenting 
results/findings. Applicants will also have strong analytical skills, 
programming skills, and a genuine interest in designing, building and 
publishing innovative approaches and systems to explore large-scale 
archive data.

Application deadline: 18th May 2015

Position start date: 1st October 2015

Find more information on the position and how to apply visit: 
http://bit.ly/entity-centric-exploration-PhD

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Dr Gianluca 
Demartini (g.demartini@sheffield.ac.uk) and/or Prof. Paul Clough 
(p.d.clough@sheffield.ac.uk)
Received on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 01:39:43 UTC

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