Phd Position In Ontology Enrichment Using Intelligent Document Processing (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541
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PhD position in Ontology Enrichment using Intelligent Document Processing

(1.0 FTE)

PhD position in Ontology Enrichment using Intelligent Document Processing

(1.0 FTE)

Job description

Modern methodologies for knowledge extraction often produce taxonomies, vocabularies and ontologies that are incomplete, erroneous and lack in granularity, domain specificity and focus. In many domains, the knowledge extraction process can be enhanced, and its results improved through automated processing of typical documents that accumulate domain semantics in their structural, sequential and formatting patterns. In this 4-year PhD project, you will seek to develop a conceptual framework and a general approach towards utilisation of this thin layer of semantic information for the sake of extracting formal domain knowledge. The approach will be applied in the domain of law enforcement and cybercrime.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate who has the following qualifications:

  • a Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence or a related field;
  • a strong motivation to get engaged in research in information or computer science;
  • demonstrable experience / hands-on knowledge in ontologies, machine learning, natural language processing, information extraction or a related domain;
  • proficiency in English & Dutch, both in speech and writing;
  • Offer

  • the opportunity to work in a collaborative, social, and dedicated team of researchers;
  • a full-time position for 4 years;
  • a full-time gross salary that starts at €2,541 and increases to €3,247 per month (scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao));
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr Sergey Sosnovsky (Assistant Professor) via

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and we attach great importance to diversity and gender balance.

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your Curriculum Vitae;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.
  • If this specific opportunity is not for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward the link to them.Some connections are fundamental – Be one of them

    The application deadline is 31/01/2023

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