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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 mailto:email@example.com
Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark/
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