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

SEA XL on Algorithms and the News

SEA_logoOn October 19, as part of the AI voor Nederland-day at Amsterdam Science Park, SEA will feature an XL edition, with four speakers who will all talk about their algorithmic work in the news domain: Anne Schuth, Daan Odijk, Dung Manh Chu, Edgar Meij. This XL edition of SEA will be held in the Night Room of the Startup Village at Amsterdam Science Park, 9.30-11.30.
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We’re Hiring

We’re hiring again:

  • One PhD student in AI and IR, to work on multi-modal search, see this page for details
  • Two PhD students in AI and Operations Research, to work on replenishment, see this page for details

Contact Maarten de Rijke at if you’d like to find out more. We particularly encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply. We strongly believe that diversity of education, experience, career, and perspectives will lead to a better environment for our researchers and a better intellectual environment for the team as a whole. This is something we value deeply.