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.
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 a talk by Harrie Oosterhuis from ILPS about Online Evaluation and another by Or Levi from Marktplaats.nl/Ebay about Sponsored Search.
“What does attention in neural machine translation pay attention to?” by ILPS-ers Hamidreza Ghader and Christof Monz was accepted at IJCNLP 2017, the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing.
As part of the Vox-POL research exchange program, Mark Burdick (Bremen) visits ILPS for a period of three months.