DBpedia  is a community effort to extract structured information from
Wikipedia and to make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows
you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia knowledge . DBpedia
also plays a central role as an interlinking hub in the emerging Web of Data
The DBpedia Team at Freie Universität Berlin  is looking for a
developer/researcher who wants to contribute to the further development of
the DBpedia information extraction framework, investigate approaches to
annotate free-text with DBpedia URIs and participate in the various Linked
Data efforts currently advanced by our team.
Candidates should have
+ good programming skills in Java, in addition Scala and PHP are helpful.
+ a university degree preferably in computer science or information systems.
Previous knowledge of Semantic Web Technologies (RDF, SPARQL, Linked Data)
and experience with information extraction and/or named entity recognition
techniques are a plus.
Contract start date: 15 May 2010
Duration: 1 year
Salary: around 40.000 Euro/year (German BAT IIa)
You will be part of an innovative and cordial team and enjoy flexible work
hours. After the year, chances are high that you will be able to choose
between longer-term positions at Freie Universität Berlin and at neofonie.
Please contact me via email (chris(a)bizer.de) until 15 April 2010 for
additional details and include information about your skills and experience.
The whole DBpedia team is very thankful to Neofonie GmbH for contributing to
the development of the DBpedia project by financing this position. Neofonie
is a Berlin-based company offering leading technologies in the area of Web
search, social media and mobile applications (http://www.neofonie.de/
Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Web-based Systems Group
Freie Universität Berlin
+49 30 838 55509