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FW: JOB: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in automated ontology building / knowledge integration: New Zealand

From: Catherine Legg <clegg@waikato.ac.nz>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:10:03 +1300
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Applications are invited for a Research Fellow for the project "A
self-correcting knowledge base for large-scale knowledge engineering"
hosted by the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato.

The Department is a vibrant research environment with particular strengths
in machine learning and data mining (evidenced in its Weka software),
information retrieval, natural language processing, and digital libraries
(evidenced in its Greenstone digital library-building tool).

The project, which has just won a significant grant from New Zealand's
Marsden Fund, seeks to bring ideas from philosophy of science to bear on
the problem of formal ontology integration.

You will have a PhD in Computer Science, with excellent Java programming
skills and hands-on experience in large-scale knowledge integration.
Experience with ontologies, semantic web technologies, and in particular
resources such as Wikipedia, DBPedia, Freebase and OpenCyc, would be an
advantage. Knowledge of formal logic and / or philosophy is also highly

The position is expected to have a small teaching component (approximately
half a course a year), which will be negotiated with the successful

Salary range for Research Fellows is NZ$65,886 to $80,441 per year.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Dr Catherine Legg,

*Full-time, fixed-term for three years (available from March 2012 until 28
February 2015)*

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*Closing Date: 31 January 2012 (NZ time)  Vacancy number: 310340*

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*For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz

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