Author: Maarten de Rijke

University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval. Learning to rank, semantic search, conversational search.

Postdoc position available

We have a vacancy for a PostDoc to work on the Clarin funded project “War in Parliament”, done in cooperation with the NIOD (Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies). The aim of the project is to discover how the war is used in arguments in debates in the Dutch Parliament.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in computational linguistics, understands Dutch, and can work with large amounts of XML data. Scientific programmers without a PhD may also apply.

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DIR 2011 – Call for Participation

ou are invited to participate in the 11th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval workshop (DIR2011). The primary aim of DIR is to provide an international meeting place where researchers from the domain of information retrieval and related disciplines can exchange information and present innovative research developments. DIR 2011 will put special emphasis on interaction – by focusing on poster presentations and creating space and time to meet and discuss new ideas.

DIR 2011 will take place on February 4, 2011, at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop is organized under

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ILPS to lead COMMIT Project P1

ILPS will lead COMMIT project P1 “Information Retrieval for Information Services”, one of 16 projects granted within the COMMIT research program. Within this project, techniques for identification and aggregation of semantic structures in heterogeneous information sources (entities, events, and relations amongst them) will be developed. Furthermore, the semantic structures will be tracked over time to support informed socio-economic decision-making.

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