Researcher in Semantic Web
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Project description: This position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project (Re)constructing a Bible. A new approach to unedited Biblical manuscripts as sources for the early history of the Karaim language (Acronym: KaraimBIBLE) led by Michał Németh (Jagiellonian University, Poland). The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC).
KaraimBIBLE is a research project the main goal of which is to create a critical edition of the entire Karaim Bible based on carefully selected sources from the 15th–20th centuries. The sources will receive grammatical and palaeographical descriptions. To achieve the research objectives the research team will create an on-line digital critical edition equipped with a lexicographical database. The platform will be a complex research instrument providing an interconnected network of data based on the technologies commonly referred to as Semantic Web.
- Ontology creation, management and alignment in philology and historical linguistics
- Conducting an extensive literature review on the state of the art of the Semantic Web
- Development of software components for a web-based digital critical edition
- Writing papers within the scope of the project
- Some teaching may be required
- PhD or equivalent within the field of Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or other for the position relevant fields
- Experience with programming (PHP, Python, JS) and web development technologies
- Experience with database management and related technologies (eXist-db)
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English
The application should be written in English including:
- Motivation letter
- Publication list
- Degree certificate
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicants experience and skills complement and strengthen the research project.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period may be applied.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor László Károly, +46(0)18-471 1089, Laszlo.Karoly@lingfil.uu.se.
Please submit your application by 16 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2058.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2058
Last application date: 2019-08-16
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