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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:50:07 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.125 PhD studentship in digital content management at Dublin City
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 125.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

         Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:46:41 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: PhD studentship in digital content management at Dublin City

Subject: PhD in Digital Content Management: 
Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin, Ireland
From: Ríona Finn <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:44:48 +0100

PhD Studentship in Digital Content Management

The School of Computing at Dublin City University 
has an opening for a PhD research position. The 
position is available from 1 April 2008. The 
position is available for up to 4 years.

Research in the research group 
focuses on a range of techniques for software and 
information systems engineering. The working 
group comprises six researchers and offers a 
dynamic multi-cultural research atmosphere with high international visibility.

The project is "Generation of Metadata and 
Subject Models: Subject Models and Lightweight 
Domain Models". The objective is to research and 
develop tools to support automatic and 
semi-automatic generation of lightweight subject 
ontologies. Information extraction techniques 
from semi-structured text sources e.g. document 
collections (corporate), website material, 
hypermedia encyclopaedia shall be used. The 
approach is to use knowledge to find knowledge 
(ontological and category knowledge). The project 
aims to develop a set of tools to provide 
informed generation or extension of subject models and ontologies.
This project is part of the Science Foundation 
Ireland SFI funded CSET Next Generation 
Localisation, in which digital content management 
is a research area that is addressed in close 
collaboration between Dublin City University, 
Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

Candidates are expected to have an interest in 
pursuing research in foundations and techniques 
for information architectures. A stipend of € 
16,000 per year for initially three years (tax 
free) plus a generous travel allowance is available for the position.

PhD candidates need to possess a University 
degree (normally, a four-year Bachelor or a 
Master degree) in Computer Science or a closely 
related discipline. Ideally, candidates have a 
strong background in the foundations of domain 
modelling and ontologies as well as techniques 
and methods of information extraction and model 
generation. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required.

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a vibrant city 
located at Ireland's east coast. Dublin is 
Ireland's economic, cultural and academic centre. 
Dublin and Ireland are tourist hot spots that 
offer a wide range of recreational activities. 
Dublin's airport is well connected to Great 
Britain, mainland Europe and North America.

Please send your application (electronically as 
PDF or as plain ASCII text), including a CV, a 
list of publications (if applicable), copies of 
certificates and transcripts, and the names of at 
least two academic references to Dr. Claus Pahl, 
email: For more information 
see <>

Dr Claus Pahl

School of Computing
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Phone: ++353 +1 700 5620
Fax: ++353 +1 700 5442
Web: <>

Ríona Finn, Administrator, Centre for Next 
Generation Localisation, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland

Tel:   +353 (0)1 700 
6707                Fax:  +353 (0)1 700 
5442                  Mob: +353 (0)87 623 4464
Email: <>

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities 
Computing | Centre for Computing in the 
Humanities | King's College London | Et sic in 
infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).  


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