HireGround Partners with U of C


U of C to Assist HireGround With a Project Entitled “Mining HR Knowledge from Text”

Calgary, AB (October, 2014) – HireGround Software Solutions has been selected by the University of Calgary, Computer Science Department as one of the industry collaboration projects for the capstone course CPSC 594. The project is in the area of “Mining HR Knowledge from Text” and is going over two terms (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015). CPSC 594 is a senior undergraduate course for those students wishing to receive a BSc with a concentration in Software Engineering.

The goal of the course is for students to apply their software engineering knowledge in a practical project that is relevant to the industry. It is part of the departments effort to ensure that the science and engineering knowledge gained from the courses taken in the Software Engineering program is complemented by experience from running real-world projects of practical relevance, as stated by Guenther Ruhe, the academic leading the course.

Four software engineering students will focus on harvesting Human Resources based knowledge from the text corpus and the web over the coming eight month period. This HR knowledge base will assist HireGround in building an intelligent system to automate mapping and searching between resumes and job descriptions.

“The support the University of Calgary will offer in assisting HireGround in meeting this goal is much appreciated” said Marilynn Kalman, President of HireGround Software Solutions as “automatically deriving a knowledge base from mountains of resumes both documents and web-based is an enormous task”.

About HireGround Software Solutions:
Since 1999, HireGround has established itself as leading provider of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS). HireGround is recognized for its strong customer support, ease of use software, and ability to customize software processes to meet individual client requirements. HireGround also owns and operates a job board focused on advertising positions in the technical areas of Construction, Energy, Engineering, Field Services, Manufacturing and Mining.

HireGround Contact: Briana Thayne, Marketing Department
Phone: 403-244-1895 x224
Email: Briana.Thayne@HireGroundSoftware.com

University of Calgary Contact: Gunther Rue
Email: ruhe@ucalgary.ca