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.

Recent News

Utku Evci joins ILPS

Utku Evci joins ILPS for an internship. He will be working on the importance of normalisation for training word embeddings. He will be supervised by Hosein Azarbonyad and Christophe Van Gysel.

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on May 27


This month we will have a special edition of SEA: SEA++. We will have three talks:  two academic and one industry, followed by drinks. The academic talks will be given by Diane Kelly from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ilya Markov from ILPS-UvA. Dolf Trieschnigg from MyDataFactory will give the industry talk. The titles and abstracts of the talks will be announced later. Please note that this edition of SEA will be held in SPUI25. Continue reading