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
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 Bob van de Velde, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, who will talk about controversy detection. Our industrial talk will be given by Gianluigi Bardelloni, a Data Engineer/Scientist at the KPN NL D&A Data Science Lab, who will talk about customer service call/chat classification at KPN. Continue reading →
ILPS-er Evangelos Kanoulas has been appointed as a full professor in the Department of Operations Management at the Amsterdam Business School, for one day per week. For the other four days of the week, Evangelos can still be found at ILPS, within the Informatics Institute.
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted funding of ca. € 500.000 for the project “ACCESS: Access to City Councils using Exploratory Search Systems” wihin the Smart Culture: Creative Cities, Creative Industries program. The project consortium consists of dr. Jaap Kamps (UvA), ILPS-er dr. Maarten Marx (UvA) and their private partners Spinque BV, NotuBiz BV, Open State Foundation, GridLine BV, Stamkracht BV, and public partners Stadsarchief Amsterdam, KNAW/Huygens-ING and KB Den Haag.
Are 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.
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, 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.