[DL] Research post: ontology construction tool
ilaria at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Tue Jan 16 13:27:53 CET 2007
VERSATILE SUPPORT FOR ONTOLOGY CONSTRUCTION
School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
in collaboration with
Ordnance Survey Research Labs, UK
closing Date: 9th February 2007
A post is available in the School of Computing of the University of
Leeds for a fixed term of 18 months to work on a project for
Versatile Support of Ontology Construction funded by
Ordnance Survey (the UK mapping agency).
The goal of the project is to design and implement a multi-faceted
software tool to support domain experts (ecologists, geographers,
emergency planners, etc.) without knowledge engineering skills to
create and maintain a conceptual ontology.
The tool will be developed by a multidisciplinary team involving
and developers from the University of Leeds and Ordnance
Survey, and will be tailored to the current needs of Ordnance Survey.
You must have extensive programming skills and relevant experience
with open source development, ontology tools, and data base management.
Good problem solving and communication skills and the ability to write
up research findings for academic publication are essential.
Experience of ontology construction, knowledge capture,
and interface design would be useful.
The successful candidate will join the Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning (KRR) Group at the University of Leeds, which is internationally
renowned for its research in spatial representation and ontology.
The project is related to ongoing research and international
collaboration on user knowledge capture, ontology construction,
ontological reasoning, and geo-spatial ontologies.
The project will be conducted in collaboration with a team from Ordnance
Survey Research Labs as part of their Geosemantics research theme
focusing on how to efficiently combine multiple data sources so
they can be exploited in new and varied ways. This includes explicitly
defining the meaning of OS data, and the knowledge about the world of
geography that OS as an organisation holds, stored in an ontology;
coupled with research into techniques to merge and manipulate
Information about the School of Computing can be obtained from
http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk and more general information about the
University and Leeds is available at http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Further details about the Ordnance Survey Research Labs can be found at:
Salary up to £26,402 p.a. depending on experience
Informal enquiries should be made to
Dr Vania Dimitrova
email vania at comp.leeds.ac.uk,
tel: +44 (0)113 343 1674
or Professor Anthony Cohn
email: a.g.cohn at leeds.ac.uk,
tel: +44 (0)113 343 5482.
Further details of this position, together with instructions on how to
apply will be available online at http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Click on 'jobs' and select the 'research' section.
Closing date 9th February 2007
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