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Subject: Research Associate - Linked Data for Digital Humanities,
University of Oxford
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 17:47:35 +0100
Research Associate - Linked Data
University of Oxford - Oxford e-Research Centre
Closes: 23rd June 2014
We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role
working on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support
research in Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHaT and
Transforming Musicology projects. These projects share a need for
identifying and semantically linking diverse digital resources
(images of books, OCRed text, digital audio, symbolic music
representations etc.) and the digital methods and analysis
performed over these resources by humanities researchers.
In addition to applicants with existing skills in this area, we
also welcome those with experience using Linked Data in other
fields who are looking to apply their skills and knowledge to new
The ElEPHaT project, a joint project between the centre and the
Digital Libraries, will use Linked Data to create worksets
combining digitised content from the large-scale (11 million+
volumes) HathiTrust collection and the fully human-transcribed
EEBO-TCP (Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership)
corpus. These worksets will form the basis for new scholarly
investigations of these texts on a large scale and the insights
that will emerge from such study.
The AHRC funded Transforming Musicology project sets out to bring
computational techniques, such as those developed in the Music
Information Retrieval (MIR) community, to bear on the discipline
of musicology as it evolves and adapts to a digital age. The
University of Oxford e-Research Centre leads the creation of a
semantic framework for the project which will describe these new
digital methods, linking them to the results they produce and the
music resources over which analysis has been undertaken, again
using Semantic Web and Linked Data approaches, and tackling
challenges such as reuse, reproducibility and citation of the
methods and data.
This is a 2-year fixed-term post in the first instance, at Grade 7.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 June 2014.
Interviews will be held on 9 July 2014
Full details can be found at: