[Elsnet-list] Postdoc, PhD, programmer for text analytics & history project @ Tilburg / Amsterdam

Antal van den Bosch Antal.vdnBosch at uvt.nl
Tue Mar 31 21:49:10 CEST 2009

The ILK Research Group of the Tilburg centre for Creative Computing at  
Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, and the International  
Institute for Social History, IISH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, are  

   a PhD-student (4 years), a post-doc researcher (3 years), and a  
scientific programmer (4 years)

to form the research team for the HITIME ("Historical Timeline Mining  
and Extraction") project, funded by the CATCH (Continuous Access  to  
Cultural Heritage) programme of NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for  
Scientific Research. The HITIME team will be affiliated to Tilburg  
University, and will be bi-located at IISH and Tilburg University.

HITIME aims at the development of a software toolkit for historical  
text analytics that allows for the conversion of a heterogeneous  
collection of sources documenting a period in history, such as the  
tumultuous history of the social and labor movements, into a  
"historical web of domain knowledge". The large-scale analysis  
provided by the HITIME toolkit would allow linking between persons,  
locations, organizations, occupations, and events such as strikes and  
revolts. The latter category, event detection, will be a major focus:  
the project aims to forward the state-of-the-art in the automatic  
detection of events by drawing on and combining insights from entity  
recognition, paraphrasing, and co-reference resolution. Outcomes of  
the project will find direct application in social history research  
into people collectives, and in producing social network analyses.

Closing date: April 15, 2009. For more information, see http://ilk.uvt.nl/jobs/ilk2009-hitime/

Kind regards,

   Antal van den Bosch

Antal van den Bosch Antal.vdnBosch at uvt.nl http://ilk.uvt.nl/~antalb/
ILK / Tilburg centre for Creative Computing, Tilburg University

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