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
Two more talks are coming up, mark your agenda’s. The usual recipe: one industry speaker, one academic speaker and drinks afterwards. Christophe Van Gysel (ILPS) will give the academic talk. He will talk about “Unsupervised, Efficient and Semantic Expertise Retrieval”. Andreas Kohn (Collaborne) will give the industry talk. His talk is about “Search and Beyond: Challenges for Search for Innovation Management”. Continue reading →
Aldo Lipani is visiting for a month. Aldo is a PhD Student at the Vienna University of Technology working on evaluation in Information Retrieval. Aldo’s main focus is on a) improving the reliability of the test collection based evaluation, in particular aiming at correcting the pool bias (the effect that documents that were not selected in the pool created from the original runs will never be considered relevant) and, on b) developing of an analytical approach to accessibility measures.
ILPS-er Maarten de Rijke receives a Bloomberg Research Grant for a project entitled “Contextual entity recommendation”. The project will be carried out with fellow ILPS-er Christophe Van Gysel and the Bloomberg Labs team in New York.
ILPS-er Zhaochun Ren has been awarded the “2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed (non-government sponsored) Students Abroad” for his PhD research on information retrieval, under Maarten de Rijke’s supervision. In 2003, the Chinese government set up an award for outstanding self-financed students abroad to honor overseas Chinese students with Continue reading →
SIGIR 2016 will feature a workshop on Neural Information Retrieval. In recent years, deep neural networks have yielded significant performance improvements in application areas such as speech recognition and computer vision. They have also had an impact in natural language applications such as machine translation, image caption generation and conversational agents. Continue reading →