We are partnering with the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at INSIGHT @ NUIG on a project to research technologies for building a national social media repository. This funded project is hiring two Research Assistants, to be based at NUIG. 

The successful candidates will conduct research into the application of Linked Data technologies for creating a national social media repository, and will be focusing on topics such as social media event detection, social network analysis, Semantic Web and Linked Data, and the archival and contextualisation of social media content.

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway (formerly DERI) hosts one of the most internationally-recognised Linked Data research groups in the world, and is dedicated to research aimed at enabling Networked Knowledge using Semantic Web technologies. The Digital Repository of Ireland is a key national aggregator of cultural and social data, and will work closely with the successful candidates.

For a full job spec, see http://hujo.deri.ie/ra-hujo-sr/