Dr. Zhitomirsky-Geffet Maayan

Post-Doctoral Research Associate- Computer Science Dept. Bar-Ilan University, 2005-2006.
Research project in the area of Semantic Information Retrieval, funded by the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Supervisor: Prof. Ido Dagan.

Ph.D.- Computer Science in the area of Computational Linguistics and Statistical Natural Language Processing, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2006.
Thesis: Refining the Distributional Similarity Scheme for Lexical Entailment
Prof. Ido Dagan, Computer Science Department, Bar-Ilan University,
Prof. Dror G. Feitelson, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University

M.Sc.- Computer Science in the area of Information Retrieval, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Magna Cum Laude), 2000.
Thesis: Automatic Hierarchical Indexing and Document Classification
Supervisor: Prof. Dror G. Feitelson, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University

B.Sc.- Computer Science, BA- Linguistics – Magna Cum Laude, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1998.


• Ontologies and Semantic Web
• Crowdsourcing and its Applications for the Semantic Web
• Digital Humanities
• Social Networks
• Information Retrieval on the Web and in Digital Libraries
• Ontology Research
• Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics


1. zhitomirsky-Geffet M., Bar-Ilan J. and Levene, M. (2018). Categorical relevance judgment. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology.
2. Zhitomirsky-Geffet M. and Mograbi C. Z. (2017). A new framework for collaborative ontology construction for an agricultural domain from heterogeneous information resources. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information.
3. Zhitomirsky-Geffet M. and Blau M. (2017). Cross-generational analysis of information seeking behavior of smartphone users. Aslib Journal of Information Management.
4. Weinberger, M., M. Zhitomirsky-Geffet, andD. Bouhnik.(2017).Gender disparity in attitudes towards online privacy and anonymity among students in Israel. Information Research.
5. Weinberger, M., D. Bouhnik and M. Zhitomirsky-Geffet. (2017). Factors Affecting Students’ Privacy Paradox and Privacy Protection Behavior. Open Information Science, 1(1), DeGruyter. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2017-0002.


Ontopedia for Hebrew manuscripts, cross generational social network of Jewish sages, Jerusalem Time Machine