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