Corpora: 3 Year Research Assistant post in GIS & IR

From: Mark Sanderson (
Date: Sat Mar 02 2002 - 08:51:03 MET

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    SPIRIT is a 36-month EU funded 6-partner project investigating the
    application of geographical information (GIS) to enhance text-based
    information retrieval (IR) systems. Sheffield's part in the project is to
    adapt an existing retrieval system to search a 1Tb Web collection using a
    cluster of coordinated Unix/Linux machines (probably a Beowulf cluster);
    find means of evaluating the accuracy of the searching system; and
    integrate GIS information into the text searching system.

    The successful candidate should have a post graduate degree (Masters or
    PhD) with experience in either Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    and/or Information Retrieval (IR). Strong undergraduate students with a
    Computer Science degree interested in pursuing a PhD should also apply.

    It is expected that the project will start in June and a formal job advert
    will go out at a later date, however, those interested in the prospective
    job are encouraged to send their CVs and reason for applying to Mark
    Sanderson ( as soon as possible.

    Mark Sanderson, Room 303 Tel : +44 (0) 114 22 22648
    Department of Information Studies Fax : +44 (0) 114 27 80300
    University of Sheffield, Western Bank
    Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Good judgement comes from experience but experience comes from bad judgement

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