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OPEN POSITION: Move to Berlin, work on DBpedia (1 year full-time contract)


Hi all, 

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 chris@bizer.de via email until 15 April 2010 for additional details and include information about your skills and experience into your mail. 

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. 



Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Web-based Systems Group
Freie Universität Berlin
+49 30 838 55509