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Name : Jethro Alexander Borsje  
Date of birth : 29 august 1984  
Marital status : Married  
Languages : Dutch, English  


1996 - 2002 : High school at the Comenius College, Capelle a/d IJssel
- Major: Economy & Society
- Minor: Management & Organisation
2002 - 2003 : Accountancy & Controlling at the Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen
2003 - 2006 : Bachelor Informatics & Economics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam
- Major: Information Systems
- Minor: Personnel Economics, Management of Information Systems
- Average: 8 (out of 10)
- Graduation thesis: 10 (out of 10)
2006 - 2007 : Master Economics and ICT at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam
- Graduated cum laude
- Average: 9 (out of 10)
- Graduation thesis: 9 (out of 10)
2008 : Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) 1.5 with 95%
2008 : Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD) with 95%
2010 : Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) with 97%


I had several jobs when I was in high school, but they are not relevant with respect to IT or general business skills, so I will not list them here.

1999 - 2007 : Jesdesign, my own web design / web application company
2002 - 2003 : KPMG, accounting firm where I worked in accordance with my Accounting & Controlling study
2004 - 2006 :
Erasmus Ambassador
2006 - 2007
SemLab, an internship with respect to my research activities in the area of the Semantic Web
Teaching Assistant in the Object Oriented Programming course at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam
2007 - 2010
SemLab, Researcher / Software Engineer
SSC-I, Medior Software Engineer
2011 - present
SSC-I, Senior Software Engineer & Lead Developer


Currently I hold a position as senior software engineer and lead developer for a government agency related to the Dutch Ministry of Justice. At this position I am responsible for developing Java Enterprise applications using J2EE technologies such as EJBs, JSF and others.

In the past I worked for SemLab as a software engineer. I was mostly busy with working on knowledge-intensive decision support systems using Java. I have also  been active in the field of ontology learning, which was the subject of my Master Thesis. Furthermore I have been involved in projects concerning the visualization and querying of RDF datasets using SPARQL.

IT skills

  • General purpose: Java SE, J2EE, Spring SQL, XML, XML Schema, UML, Maven
  • Internet: JSF, Seam, RichFaces, Ajax, JSON, PHP, JSP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Mobile: Android
  • Semantic Web: RDF(S), OWL, SPARQL, SERQL
  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows
  • Others: LaTeX


  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Movies
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Geocaching


Personalizing News Services Using Semantic Web Technologies (2011) (Download)
Flavius Frasincar, Jethro Borsje, Frederik Hogenboom
E-Business Applications for Product Development and Competitive Growth: Emerging Technologies, IGI Global, 2011, pages 261-289

Semi-automatic financial events discovery based on lexico-semantic patterns (2010) (Download)
Jethro Borsje, Frederik Hogenboom, Flavius Frasincar
International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010

A Semantic Web-Based Approach for Personalizing News (2010) (Download)
Kim Schouten, Philip Ruijgrok, Jethro Borsje, Flavius Frasincar, Leonard Levering, Frederik Hogenboom
The 25th Annual ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC), ACM, 2010, pages 854-861

A Semantic Web-Based Approach for Building Personalized News Services (2009) (Download)
Flavius Frasincar, Jethro Borsje, and Leonard Levering
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR), IGI Global, 2009

Hermes: a Semantic Web-Based News Decision Support System (2007) (Download)
Jethro Borsje, Leonard Levering, and Flavius Frasincar
The 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2008, pages 2415-2420, ACM, 2008

Rule Based Semi-Automatic Ontology Learning (2007) (Download)
Jethro Borsje
Master thesis

Het Semantisch Web: informatie krijgt een nieuwe betekenis (2007) (Download)
Jethro Borsje and Hanno Embregts
Published in the “Informatie” journal (Dutch) -

Graphical Query Composition and Natural Language Processing in an RDF Visualization Interface (2006) (Download)
Jethro Borsje and Hanno Embregts
Bachelor thesis


Third price national “Informatie Scriptieprijs” contest for “Graphical Query Composition and Natural Language Processing in an RDF Visualization Interface (2006)” (bachelor thesis).

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