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.

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SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam: Objects, actions, exploration and structure

Friday, May 29, we’ll have two SEA talks followed by drinks.

Cees Snoek (Qualcomm) talks about what objects tell about actions and Maarten Marx (University of Amsterdam) will talk about exploratory search in structured document collections.

Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam; room B0.201. Time: Friday, May 29, 16-17hrs with drinks afterwards.

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We’re hiring: One PhD student and two postdocs

We’re looking for a fully funded four-year PhD student in information retrieval, a three-year postdoc in information retrieval, and a three year postdoc in media studies, to form a team for the MediaNow project, a collaboration between the Informatics Institute and Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Please see http://medianow.eu for details.

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam — Gabriele Modena (Improve Digital) and Julia Kiseleva (TU/e)

Friday, March 27, we’ll have two SEA talks followed by drinks.

Gabriele Modena (Improve Digital) will talk about how batch and streaming worlds are colliding. Julia Kiseleva (TU/e) will give a talk about changes in user satisfaction

Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam; room D1.113. Time: Friday, March 27, 16-17hrs with drinks afterwards.

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SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam — Boris Reuderink & Almer Tigelaar (FuelUp) And Evangelos Kanoulas

Friday, February 27, we’ll have two SEA talks followed by drinks.

Boris Reuderink & Almer Tigelaar (FuelUp) will talk about “Personalized search and recommendation”. Evangelos Kanoulas (University of Amsterdam) will give a talk on “Reasoning about Entity-centric Events”.

Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam; room D1.115. Time: Friday, February 27, 16-17hrs with drinks afterwards.

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SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam — Michiel Hildebrand (Spinque) and Maria-Hendrike Peetz (UvA, ILPS)

Friday January 30th, we’ll have two SEA talks followed by drinks at Maslow.

Michiel Hildebrand (Spinque) and Maria-Hendrike Peetz (University of Amsterdam).

Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam; room C1.112. Time: Friday January 30th, 16-17hrs with drinks afterwards at Maslow, a nearby bar.

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