[Humanist] 25.722 PhD studentship: folktale classification & clustering

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Tue Feb 14 07:27:08 CET 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 722.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:47:22 +0000
        From: "Lawrence, Faith" <faith.lawrence at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Ph.D. position in folktale classification and clustering

> From: Antal van den Bosch <a.vandenbosch at let.ru.nl>
> Date: 12 February 2012 16:03
> Subject: [Amicus] Ph.D. position in folktale classification and clustering

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

Antal van den Bosch a.vandenbosch at let.ru.nl
Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen

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