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.

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CSC-funded PhD Opportunities at ILPS

logo-uvaAre you a Chinese student who is looking for a CSC-funded PhD position? Are you interested in working on technology that connects people to information? For instance, search engines, recommender systems, conversational agents, machine translation? Check out the research by our senior staff members Evangelos Kanoulas, Maarten Marx, Christof Monz and Maarten de Rijke, and contact them if you’re interested.

SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on December 15

SEA_logoThis edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, December 15, our industrial speaker is Balaji Chandran: project architect in the Social Technology team of KLM. He will talk about how KLM powered social media operations using bots, AI and machine learning. The academic speaker is Krisztian Balog, who is a full professor at the University of Stavanger where he leads the Information Access & Interaction research group. He will talk about research that aims at assisting users in their work with tables. See https://www.meetup.com/SEA-Search-Engines-Amsterdam/events/243705243/ for details.

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SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on November 17

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This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, we will have an academic talk by Claudia Hauff: Assistant Professor at Technical University Delft, she will talk about search as learning. Our industrial talk will be given by Dr. Mounia Lalmas Research Director at Spotify, her talk will focus on user engagement.
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SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam on October 27

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This edition of SEA is in partnership with FNWI. As usual we will have two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. This Friday, we will have an academic talk by Radboud Winkels, the dean of the PPLE at the University of Amsterdam, and associate professor at the Leibniz Center for Law. Our industrial talk will be given by Pieter van Boxtel and Jaco de Vroed from Legal Intelligence the largest legal search engine in the Netherlands. The talks will be about search and recommendation in the legal domain.
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