OPEN POSITION: Move to Berlin, work on DBpedia (1 year full-time contract)

Hi all,

DBpedia [1] is a community effort to extract structured information from
Wikipedia and to make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows
you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia knowledge [2]. DBpedia
also plays a central role as an interlinking hub in the emerging Web of Data

The DBpedia Team at Freie Universitšt Berlin [4] is looking for a
developer/researcher who wants to contribute to the further development of
the DBpedia information extraction framework, investigate approaches to
annotate free-text with DBpedia URIs and participate in the various Linked
Data efforts currently advanced by our team.

Candidates should have 
+ good programming skills in Java, in addition Scala and PHP are helpful. 
+ a university degree preferably in computer science or information systems.

Previous knowledge of Semantic Web Technologies (RDF, SPARQL, Linked Data)
and experience with information extraction and/or named entity recognition
techniques are a plus.

Contract start date: 15 May 2010
Duration: 1 year
Salary: around 40.000 Euro/year (German BAT IIa)

You will be part of an innovative and cordial team and enjoy flexible work
hours. After the year, chances are high that you will be able to choose
between longer-term positions at Freie Universitšt Berlin and at neofonie

Please contact Chris Bizer via email ( until 15 April 2010
for additional details and include information about your skills and

The whole DBpedia team is very thankful to neofonie GmbH [5] for
contributing to the development of DBpedia by financing this position.
neofonie is a Berlin-based company offering leading technologies in the area
of Web search, social media and mobile applications.




Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Web-based Systems Group
Freie Universitšt Berlin
+49 30 838 55509

Received on Monday, 29 March 2010 11:33:52 UTC