[DL] Open Position: PostDoc Researcher / PhD Student

Stefan Schlobach schlobac at few.vu.nl
Mon Sep 18 21:51:45 CEST 2006

Open Position: PostDoc Researcher / PhD Student

Cultural-heritage collections are typically indexed with meta-data
derived from a range of different vocabularies, while access usually
requires the combination of information from various data sources. The
STITCH project aims at developing theory, methods and tools for allowing
meta-data interoperability through semantic links. It is problem-driven,
and its deliverables comprise the full research cycle from theory to the
development of relevant tools.

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics and the Vrije Universiteit search for a PostDoc or a
PhD student to work within the STITCH project. Excellent knowledge in a
relevant research area is expected (e.g. in Knowledge Representation or
related subfields of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science). The
candidate has to be able to work on finding generic solutions, and to
apply these solutions to concrete problems within the participating
cultural heritage institution.

For PhD candidates, a degree in a relevant field of Artificial
Intelligence or related fields of Computer Science is required, for
PostDoc candidates, a Ph.D. in a relevant field of Artificial
Intelligence or related fields of Computer Science, and scientific
experience proven by international peer-reviewed publications. Previous
experience with Digital Library science would be considered an
advantage. For both positions the ability to collaborate in a team is

More information on the STITCH project can be found at:

For more information about the project and the positions please contact:
Prof. dr. Frank van Harmelen, tel + 31 (0)20 5987731/7483,
Frank.van.Harmelen at cs.vu.nl.

Please send your application to Frank.van.Harmelen at cs.vu.nl
by email before 13 October 2006.

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