POST-DOC POSITION on CREDIBILITY IN MULTIMODAL SEARCH
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
The Information and Software Engineering Group at the Institute of
Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of
Technology announces the availability of a 2-year post-doctoral position.
The position is associated to the MUCKE project, funded within the
CHIST-ERA funding scheme of FP7, which fosters highly innovative and
multidisciplinary collaborative projects in information and
communication sciences and technologies. The project started in October
2012. Its main objective is to devise new and reliable knowledge
extraction models designed for multilingual and multimodal data shared
on social networks. More information on MUCKE:
The main task of the post-doc is to investigate and propose new models
for user and result-list credibility. The aim is to provide the user of
a multimedia search system with a list of results from reliable sources,
together with an estimation of how reliable each source is, as well as
how reliable the entire set of results is. Such reliability is to be
understood from two orthogonal perspectives: First, the topical
relatedness of the results (i.e. relevance). Second, the likelihood that
the result, although topically relevant, is also accurate.
To approach this task, the post-doc must have strong mathematical
background (preferably including statistics), as well as a fundamental
understanding of Information Retrieval. Applicants with experience in
NLP and/or Computer Logic will be favored.
The position is available from November 2012 and is open until filled.
For further information, please send an expression of interest to
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== About our Group ==
The working group Information and Software Engineering is part of the
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems.
It covers the design and development of software and information systems
in research and education.
The other groups cover E-Commerce, Business Informatics, and
Interactive Media Systems.
Both theoretical and engineering-like approaches to problem solving have
equal balance in our research and educational work - leading to "real
world problem solving".
The Group is situated in downtown Vienna, in an environment which brings
together all aspects of student and academic life. The post-doc will be
part of the Information Management & Processing lab, which consists of
researchers in text and music information retrieval, as well as in
multimedia processing. The working language is English. A more detailed
description of the IMP lab is available at http://ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~imp/
Dr. Allan Hanbury
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 58801 188310
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