41293- Researcher-Phd Candidate- Ka 11043

Universities and Institutes of Greece
October 30, 2023
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14 Sep 2023

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University of Crete


Research Commitee (ELKE)

Research Field

Literature » Greek literature

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



Application Deadline

30 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Athens)

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Offer Description

About TALOS-Project The objective of the Talos ERA Chair Project funded by the European Union is to create a new centre of excellence in Artificial Intelligence for SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) that will interconnect several departments of UoC departments at Rethymnon (the Schools of Philosophy, Education and Social Sciences, coordinating department: Department of Philology) under a common research and teaching agenda. TALOS will combine the strengths of neural networks with symbolic reasoning to create a scalable, sustainable and explainable representation of knowledge in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In order to reach this general objective, six related Research Topics (RT) will be pursued. This call for PhD is part of the RT 3 on Pattern recognition in literary/journalistic/other corpora. Position Description: The offered job position will concern the study and creation of openly accessible digital resources for Classical Studies/Ancient Greek Philology, through Artificial Intelligence methods such as Knowledge Representation (CR), Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The thesis will include the following: 1) Creation of ontologies/knowledge graphs in order to create a tagged corpus of texts of Ancient Greek Literature (prose and/or poetry) and a set of open linked data (LOD), widely-accessible-interoperable-interoperable-reusable (FAIR) in open access. 2) Semantic annotation of the following, individually or in combination (indicative): (a) named entities (b) events (c) geo- location (d) sentiment, emotion The aim of the research is to create ontologies and knowledge graphs for the field of Classical Studies, aiming at the semantic annotation of a corpus of texts of Ancient Greek Literature. For this purpose, the contribution of Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, and the international standards ISO & W3C will be studied. The research will include ontologies and knowledge graphs used with significant positive results in Digital Humanities and Digital Classics in particular. The end result will allow the user to pose queries e.g. as to events, persons and other named entities (e.g. geographical entities etc.) that occur in the ancient texts under study, which the system will be able to answer, also retrieving the relevant passages. Expected results: 1. doctoral thesis (first completed version) Title: Semantic Annotation and Knowledge Graphs for Classics/Ancient Greek 2. one presentation at a conference 3. one article in scientific journal


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Education Level

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Research Field

Computer science

Education Level

Bachelor Degree or equivalent


Master Degree in Philology, and/or in Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities Excellent Knowledge of English Two (2) reference letters Additional qualifications Second Master Degree in Philology and/or in Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities Proven experience (research and/or professional) in a field that combines humanities/social sciences with Computer Science.





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Contract Duration: 36 months Total budget: 72.000, depending on experience and qualifications

Eligibility criteria

Required qualifications: Master Degree Philology and/or in Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities Excellent Knowledge of English Two (2) reference letters Additional qualifications Second Master Degree in Philology and/or in Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities (1 point X degree grade, up to 10 points) Proven experience (research and/or professional) in a field that combines humanities/social sciences with Computer Science. (5 points per year-up to 25). Candidates who meet at least the requested qualifications of the call, will be in invited to an interview, which will take place upon notification by the Evaluation Committee. The interview will assess the knowledge background, the exact reasons why the candidate chose to apply for a specific position, the candidate's ability to focus primarily on the position being instead of other occupations, his general scientific and organizational profile, his personality and fluency in task organization, teamwork and initiative.

Selection process

Interested candidates can submit their applications via email: call.elke- [email protected] Applications must include: 1. Curriculum Vitae, signed on all pages, which must be consecutively numbered. 2. The supporting documents proving the qualifications (basic degree, other degrees, recognition by DOATAP, certificates of previous service, certificate from insurance agencies, statements of insurance agencies, employer's certificates, contracts, recruitment etc. 3. Two (2) reference letters 4. Letter of motivation (up to 100 words) 5. Letters of research plan (up to 3000 words) 6. Application form Contact information: For information and questions about the advertised position, the activity of the group of the Institute, please contact Dr. Eleni Tamiolaki ([email protected]) and Dr. Maria Papadopoulou ([email protected]). Selection procedure Application will be evaluated by a 3-member committee headed by ERA Chair, Dr. Christophe Roche and the will be screened by the TALOS International Scientific Advisory Board. In the case candidates are invited for an interview, they will either be invited to participate in person or via teleconference. The results of the selection will be announced on the website of ELKE-UOC (https: // www. elke.uoc.gr/). Applicants have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the ELKE-UOC secretariat within five days since the results announcement on the web. Objections are submitted in one of the following ways: in person, by an authorized person, by post, by courier, by email ([email protected]).

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