(Open to international experienced researchers)
INTELLIGENCE DES PATRIMOINES Research Programme – ARD 2020 (Cultural & natural heritage)
Research Field: Ontology, data integration
Intelligence des Patrimoines is a research and development programme supported by the Centre-Val de Loire Region (AMI ARD) and by the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance of Tours (UMR 7323 - Université de Tours / CNRS / Ministère de la Culture). It brings together on the heritage thematic 34 laboratories and 360 researchers from institutions and organizations of higher education and research of the Centre-Val de Loire Region: University of Tours, University of Orléans, CNRS, INRA, IRSTEA, INSA Centre Val de Loire, BRGM and ESCEM.
Structured around 3 axes - Research, Training, Development -, Intelligence des Patrimoines offers a new understanding of cultural and natural heritage. It operates its activities through:
In an international environment characterized by changing regulatory regimes and increasing harsh competition, research and innovation are key factors to ensure smart specialization and sustainable economic development of territories and stakeholders. LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies contributes to The Intelligence des Patrimoines Programme for the selection and recruitment of international experienced researchers. LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies opens a position for an experienced researcher in Scholarly Data Editing.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CONTEXT
Intelligence des Patrimoines follows two objectives. First, a new understanding of cultural and natural heritage and their synergy. Second the implementation of new forms of socio-economic and touristic development on scientific basis. This results in the development of services and innovative tools, creators of economic values and jobs. Therefore, the transversal project, a.k.a. the platform for heterogeneous data from natural and cultural heritage, aims at integrating the cultural and natural heritage data from the five interdisciplinary topic projects, in order to support these two objectives.
Data Integration is the central problem of this transversal project. The heterogeneity of the domains of study of each project, the extended production of data and the systematic development of dedicated databases, not necessarily designed for interoperability at the beginning, have brought to the fore the need for seamless interconnection of diverse and large numbers of information sources for interdisciplinary purposes.
In order to provide uniform access to heterogeneous and autonomous data sources, complex query and integration mechanisms have to be designed and implemented.
Data from multiple sources are characterized by multiple types of heterogeneity. Semantic heterogeneity, which stands for differences in interpretation of the 'meaning' of data, is one of the most important sources of differences in heterogeneous datasets. Whereas other types of heterogeneity have been addressed and resolved by many automated and semi-automated approaches, semantic heterogeneity is still a critical question. First differences can arise from all the levels of knowledge (language, conceptual, domain and data levels). Second it cannot be resolved without a human expertise on the knowledge domain.
To address this problem, the project has opted for a hybrid ontology-based integration approach. This approach involves the use of CIDOC CRM as top-level vocabulary to effectively combine data or information from multiple heterogeneous sources.
The first step for ontology-based integration process consists in adapting the ontology model to cover the data to integrate. For this purpose, an ontology expert has been recruited to support Life Science (ecology, zoology, biology, medicine) and Science of Materials (architecture, buildings, urbanism) data, which domains are partially covered by the CIDOC CRM and its extensions.
Here are his following tasks:
The second step of ontology-based integration consists in semantically annotating the data with respect to the ontology model.
This step includes two activities:
(1) the alignment of the source data terminologies (terms issued from data schemes) to the target vocabularies of the ontology model;
(2) the automatized generation of the corresponding semantic annotations in RDF to feed the HeritageS knowledge base.
Also, to guarantee the meaning of the source data, the activity (1) implies:
Activity (2) implies:
Work with several standards or ongoing recommendation, such as SKOS, OWL, TEI, MEI
Participate in eventually improving such recommendations
The third step of ontology-based integration consists in editing and publishing on the Web the annotated data to make it reusable by any applications and people.
This step includes several activities:
(1) edition and mediation of the integrated and multimedia data on the HeritageS Web portal;
(2) publication of RDF data on the Linked Open Data.
Also, activity (1) implies:
Activity (2) implies:
MISSION OF THE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
For any further information on the mission, applicants can liaise with Perrine Thuringer Perrine.Thuringer(at)univ-tours.fr
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The position is offered to a highly motivated researcher, to join the Intelligence des Patrimoines team. The successful candidate must have:
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
The fellowship is intended to attract an experienced international researcher in possession of a doctoral degree and a minimum of five years of full-time research experience, preferably ten.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position is based in Tours, France and offers a one-year contract.
The position is expected to be filled as of 1st July 2019 and not later than September 1st, 2019.
The successful candidate will be hosted in the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance of Tours (UMR 7323 - Université de Tours/CNRS/ Ministère de la Culture http://cesr.univ-tours.fr/) into the Intelligence des Patrimoines network and integrated in the LE STUDIUM international faculty of fellows.
The scientific working languages are French, English and Italian.
Entitlements detailed in the French contract of employment issued by LE STUDIUM include:
Conditions of application
Online application via LE STUDIUM platform: Apply section
The deadline for application is 31st May 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they come in.
The application will consist of three elements:
· A completed online LE STUDIUM application form with personal information and details of track records;
· A curriculum vitae of maximum two pages including information not in the online application;
· A motivation letter.
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|Intitulé||LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP – Scholarly Data Editing expert researcher (H/F)|
|Job location||1 rue DUPANLOUP, 45000 Orléans|
|Publié||mai 6, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||mai 31, 2019|
|Types d'emploi||Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Informatique dans les sciences sociales, les arts, les lettres et les humanités,   Extraction de données,   Structures de données,   Histoire culturelle,   Histoire de l'art  |