Research Assistant (software engineer) position in data and knowledge visualization – Galway, Ireland

The Unit for Natural Language Processing ( of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics ( at the National University of Ireland, Galway has a Research Assistant (software engineer) position available on data and knowledge visualization in the context of several projects.

In collaboration with our industrial partners, the successful applicant will play a key role in designing and developing user interfaces for knowledge presentation, exploration and discovery. The projects are concerned with the application and extension of our text mining platform Saffron ( to a variety of use cases, including eCommerce and news editing.

The main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
– Development: to develop frontend services enabling knowledge navigation, by use of text mining and Linked Data based technologies such as topic extraction, taxonomy generation, entity linking, sentiment analysis;
– Research: to assist in experiments at understanding usability and user behaviour with Saffron and other relevant tools and prototypes.

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Deadline for receipt of applications is July 15th, 2014

Applications (CV, cover letter) to: