[Humanist] 27.413 job for an ontologist

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Mon Oct 7 07:14:25 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 413.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:25:28 +0200
        From: maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>
        Subject: research grant for an ontologist

Università  del Piemonte Orientale - Vercelli at the address

has a call for 1 research grant  (1 year, 19.000 euro pre-tax) for a person 
(less than 35 years old and PhD) which will work with geolat research 
team to the construction of a geographical ontology which will be used 
in the annotation/markup of a latin texts corpus; moreover, this person 
will participate to the setup of the software prototype of the 
annotation working environment.

geolat project (geography for latin literature), has three scopes:
1) building a global digital library of latin;
2) tagging every geographical name both recurring to existing resources 
and creating a geographical ontology for classical texts/world;
3) allowing scholars to access the geographically tagged texts through a 
geo/graphic interface.

the interdisciplinary team needs a person able to finalize the decisions 
of the group about the geographical ontology, and to build/integrate the 
specific parts of ontology for latin texts with other already existing 

the candidate should have a solid background in computer science, 
computational ontologies and RDF, with no constraints on the domain 
where s/he got this knowledge: computer science, information 
engineering, or cognitive sciences.

the call is written in Italian language, interested people can ask for 
explanations to m.lana at lett.unipmn.it.
_knowledge of Italian language is not requested_; good knowledge of 
English as interaction language is requested. residence in italy is not 

the call is /really open/ to anyone interested.

all the best

maurizio lana, director of geolat project

Maurizio Lana - ricercatore
Università  del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
via Manzoni 8, 13100 Vercelli - tel. +39 347 7370925

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