Christopher Norman, a PhD student at CNRS (France) and Amsterdam UMC, visits ILPS for a five month period, to work on data extraction in diagnostic test accuracy systematic reviews. Evangelos Kanoulas will be Christopher’s host.
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.
And we’re back from summer. As usual, there will be two talks: one academic and one industry talk, followed by drinks. On September 28, Nal Kalchbrenner (Google Brain Amsterdam) will talk about Generating Our World One Bit At a Time and Ilya Markov (U. Amsterdam) will talk about Visual Features for Learning to Rank.
ILPS-er Maarten de Rijke is appointed University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval. See the university’s news page for more details.