The Information and Language Processing Systems group is part of the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Our research is aimed at intelligent information access, especially in the face of massive amounts of information. We work on content analysis (information retrieval, machine translation, language technology), the analysis of structural information (social networks, semi-structured data, linked data) and the analysis of user behavior (log analysis, click models, user studies).
We combine fundamental, experimental and applied research, and we do so using a broad range of textual data, data from the web, from enterprises, feed-based, edited, user generated, or obtained from (automatic) transcriptions of audio or video. We are involved with a large number of projects with other groups, both within and outside academia. Our research is funded by NWO, KNAW, the EU and through a range of public-private partnerships.
Hamidreza Ghader has joined the ILPS group on March 3, 2014 as a PhD student. Hamidreza works on statistical machine translation within the NWO Free Competition project CoBaLT (Constraint-Based Language Translation for Approximate Redundancy Resolution) under the supervision of Christof Monz. His work will focus on advanced reordering modelling by inducing global constraints. Before joining ILPS, Hamidreza did a BSc in Software Engineeering at the University of Tehran, Iran, and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the Iran University of Science and Technologies.
Praveen Dakwale has joined the ILPS group on March 3, 2014 as a PhD student. Praveen works on statistical machine translation within the NWO Vidi project SurReal (Surface Realization for Statistical Machine Translation) under the supervision of Christof Monz. His work will focus on translation model expansions for improved generation modelling. Before joining ILPS, Praveen did a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering at IET, Devi Ahilya University, India, and an MSc in Computational Linguistics at IIIT-Hyderabad, India.
This Friday, Feb 28, there will be another session in the SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam series. This time, Henning Rode (Textkernel) and Shangsong Liang (UvA) will present recent and ongoing work on algorithmic aspects of search. See below for details of their talks. Location: Room B0.203, Science 904, Amsterdam. Date and time: Feb 28, 16-17hrs, with drinks afterwards.
- Henning Rode (Textkernel) -- Multi-Entity Auto-Suggestion
Shimon Whiteson and Maarten de Rijke have been awarded a grant by Microsoft Research as part of the 2014 Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme for their project entitled "Leveraging Data Reuse for Efficient Ranker Evaluation in Information Retrieval”. The grant provides funding for one PhD student.
As part of a new monthly series of talks ("SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam"), Boaz Leskes (Elasticsearch) and Wouter Weerkamp (904 Labs) will talk about recent research and development in search engine technology. The talks will be held on Friday January 24, 16-17hrs, in Room B0.209, with drinks afterwards.
SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam highlights research, development and innovation in search engine technology in the bigger Amsterdam area. No sales. No marketing. Just algorithms, evaluation and code. Stay informed by signing up to email@example.com.