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PhD student positions on ontology reasoning, Aberdeen (Scotland)

The Knowledge Technology (KT) group in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen is one of the key players in the area of semantics and ontology technologies with excellent balance between theoretical work and pragmatic applications.

The KT group is looking for PhD researchers who are willing to do research within one of our new projects. The goal of the project is to combine benefits and synergy of Web 2.0 and semantic and ontology technologies. To reach this goal, it will develop a seamless integration technology for ontologies into social Web 2.0 applications, resulting in ontology-driven social Web 2.0 development. Scalable ontology reasoning technologies will play a key role in the project. Successful candidates will be awarded SICSA (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, http://www.sicsa.ac.uk/) studentships, which worth around £18,000 per year for 3.5 years.

Applications Deadline: Jan 27, 2009. For further information regarding to the research in the KT group and the project, please contact Dr. Jeff Z. Pan (http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/).

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