RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][vocabulary_services][rda-agrisemantics-wg] TR: Postdoc position on AgroPortal, GACS and ontology alignment in Montpellier, France

31 Aug 2017

Dear collaborators,
We NEED you to help us found a candidate postdoc for this position. Recently the position has been extended to 18 months (rather than 12) but we need a candidate from outside France by beginning of November or the funding will be lost.
Please, transfer this email and send me recommendations. This is crucial for AgroPortal and shall be very good for GACS project.
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Objet : [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][vocabulary_services][rda-agrisemantics-wg] TR: Postdoc position on AgroPortal, GACS and ontology alignment in Montpellier, France
Hello all,
Just a quick email to ask you to share the postdoc offer we have in Montpellier to work on AgriSemantics related stuff : AgroPortal, ontology mapping and GACS !
It still open. A candidate from this community will be perfect!
Happy summer.
The NUMEV Labex ( and AgroPortal project ( which builds an ontology repository for agronomy are offering a 1-year postdoc position for 2017-2018 in Montpellier, to work on agronomical ontologies and their alignments as well as take part in the international GACS initiative (
Standards vocabularies and ontologies are key elements to achieve data interoperability. The AgroPortal project ( develops and supports a reference ontology repository for agronomy, plant sciences, biodiversity and nutrition. We have already designed and implemented an advanced prototype offering ontology-based services that hosts 64 ontologies or vocabularies including some reference resources in the domain: Agrovoc, NAL thesaurus, Crop Ontology, etc. One of the challenges when dealing with multiple ontologies is to determine their overlap and align them.
We are offering a postdoc position to develop ontology mapping capabilities to align AgroPortal ontologies and participate into the international Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS) project. With the experience and technology developed with the YAM++ application (LIRMM’s ontology alignment matcher), we will make AgroPortal a state-of-the-art platform for mapping extraction, generation, validation, evaluation, storage and retrieval by adopting a complete semantic web and linked open data approach and engaging the community for curation. We will first focus on the ontologies of the Montpellier community (agronomy, food, biodiversity) and then join the GACS project (integration of Agrovoc, NALt & CABt) in partnership with RDA AgriSemantics working group.
More detail here:
Please, consider transferring the job description in your labs and networks.
Best regards
Dr. Clement JONQUET - PhD in Informatics - Assistant Professor
University of Montpellier
Coordinator of the SIFR and AgroPortal projects
Visiting scholar, Stanford University (EU Marie Curie fellow)
@Montpellier : +33/4 67 14 97 43
@Stanford : +1 650 723 6725
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