[Elsnet-list] job opening at het University of Ghent

Hoste Veronique Veronique.Hoste at ua.ac.be
Wed May 10 16:05:37 CEST 2006

The Computational Web Intelligence Team at Ghent University (Belgium) is recruiting 
a full time researcher (PhD student) 
to work on the multidisciplinary AutoWeb project 
"Towards a Semantic Web of Autodidactic Agents" 
to be conducted in Ghent (Belgium) and starting October 1, 2006. 
The Autoweb project is jointly hosted by the Computational Web Intelligence Team at 
Ghent University and the Laboratory for Automatic Information Retrieval at 
Hogeschool Gent, School of Translation Studies. The goal of the project is to endow 
web agents with the reasoning capability that allows them to maintain their 
ontology: the web agents will continuously question the knowledge contained in the 
ontology and compare this knowledge with answers retrieved from the semantic 
web. There is a special focus on the agents' skills to deduce implicit knowledge, give 
explanations, and trust or distrust various sources. 
Applicants should: 
• hold an M.Sc. degree in an area strongly related to Computer Science or 
Computational Linguistics (students in their final year can also apply) 
• have a strong aptitude for research 
• be fluent in English 
Knowledge of Semantic Web technologies serves as an advantage. 
We offer: 
• a young, dynamic and stimulating work environment 
• an appointment as a doctoral grantee, i.e. a full-time PhD position for 2 
years, renewable up to 4 years 
• the opportunity to present results at important international conferences 
• starting date: October 1, 2006 
Applicants should submit the following documents to Prof. Dr. Martine De 
Cock (via e-mail Martine.DeCock at UGent.be) by June 30, 2006: 
• their CV 
• a brief statement why they want to do research in the area of the semantic 
web (max. 1 page) 
Prof. Dr. Martine De Cock 
Computational Web Intelligence 
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science 
Ghent University 
Krijgslaan 281 (S9),                tel. : +32 (0)9/264.47.70 
B-9000 Gent  (Belgium)          fax. : +32 (0)9/264.49.95 
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