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.
Daan Odijk, Björn Burscher, Rens Vliegenthart and Maarten de Rijke won the SocInfo2013 best paper award for their paper "Automatic Thematic Content Analysis: Finding Frames in News".
On Thursday 28 November, Marc Bron will defend his thesis “Exploration and Contextualization through Interaction and Concepts”. Promotor: Maarten de Rijke. Co-promotores: Krisztian Balog, Frank Nack. Location: Agnietenkapel, 14:00hrs.
On Thursday, November 28 (9-11hrs, location to be determined) there will be presentations by Krisztian Balog (Knowledge Base Acceleration: A First Round of TEA) and Diane Kelly (Development and Evaluation of Search Tasks for Sharing). Room D1.115.
Diane Kelly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Development and Evaluation of Search Tasks for Sharing
Daan Odijk, Bjorn Burscher, Rens Vliegenthart and Maarten de Rijke win the best paper award for their paper "Automatic thematic content analysis: Finding frames in news" at 5th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013), in Kyoto, Japan.
As part of the monthly CCCT seminar series, Lora Aroyo and Julia Noordegraaf will give talks on “Crowd Truth: Disagreement in Crowdsourcing is not Noise but Signal” and “Modeling Crowdsourcing for Cultural Heritage”, respectively. November 22, 2013, 16h00-17h00 (followed by drinks), Lecture room B0.201 (Science Park 904). See http://ccct.uva.nl/ for further details and abstracts.