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.

Recent News

Nikos Voskarides Joins ILPS as PhD Student

On July 1, Nikos Voskarides, an ILPS alumnus, will join ILPS again, this time as PhD Student. He will be working on 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. Nikos will be supervised by Maarten de Rijke.

SEA: Child-friendly Search and Result Lists Refinement and Quality

Friday, June 26, we’ll have two SEA talks followed by drinks.

Thijs Westerveld (WiseNoze) talks about Child-friendly access to age-specific content Jiyin He (CWI) Untangling Result List Refinement and Ranking Quality: a Framework for Evaluation and Prediction.

Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam; room C1.112. Time: Friday, June 26, 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.