[Elsnet-list] PhD-position in folktale classification and clustering

M.Theune at utwente.nl M.Theune at utwente.nl
Mon Feb 6 18:27:32 CET 2012

PhD-position in folktale classification and clustering

Applications are invited for a PhD-student in the FACT project (Folktales As Classifiable Texts), funded under the CATCH programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This is a multidisciplinary research project involving collaboration between computer science and humanities researchers.  The PhD-student will work on automatic classification of Dutch folktales by their international folktale type  and on unsupervised clustering of folktales, to provide new input for humanities research. For this position, familiarity with the Dutch language is a plus.

The PhD-student will be employed at the University of Twente, but will spend most of his/her time "on site" at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam, which maintains a large collection of Dutch folktales. The PhD-student will be part of a larger team within the e-Laboratory on Oral Culture at the Meertens Institute. 

For more information and the application form, visit this link: 


The closing date for applications is 4 March  2012.

Meertens Institute: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl 
Dutch Folktale Database: http://www.verhalenbank.nl

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