The Information and Language Processing Systems group is part of 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 finding and analyzing content (information retrieval, machine translation, language technology), the analysis of structural information (social networks, linked data) and the analysis of user behavior (self-learning search, log analysis, user studies).
We combine fundamental, experimental and applied research, and we do so using a broad range of textual data, data from the web or enterprises, edited or user generated, or obtained from (automatic) transcriptions of audio or video. We are involved in 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.
At the 2nd ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2016) ILPS-ers Hosein Azarbonyad and Mostafa Dehghani win the best paper award for “On Horizontal and Vertical Seperation in Hierarchical Text Classification”. This is a joint publication by Mostafa Dehghani, Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamps, and Maarten Marx.
Matti Pohjonen visits ILPS as a VOX-Pol research fellow. He will be working on analysing hate speech around the refuge crisis.
This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. We will have two talks followed by drinks. Marijn Koolen from Huygens ING will give the academic talk. The industry talk will be given by Marius Doornenbal from Elsevier. Titles and abstracts of the talks will be announced later.
Please note that this edition of SEA will be held in SPUI25.