The European Science Foundation has decided to fund the ELIAS (Evaluating Information Access Systems) Research Network Programme. Led by Maarten de Rijke and co-funded by 10+ national European science councils, ELIAS will define a new measurement paradigm for the evaluation of search engines based on so-called living laboratories.Continue reading
ILPS staff member Maarten Marx receives an NWO Free Competition grant for a four-year PhD student for the project ‘Data Exchange for Document Centric XML’ .Continue reading
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.
For more information, see the full advertisement onContinue reading
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 underContinue reading
Ork de Rooij joins ILPS to work as a software engineer on the Hyperlocal Service Platform project, with a focus on recognizing and resolving geo-expressions in Dutch language online documents, both edited and user generated.Continue reading
Within the WAHSP project, an interdisciplinary project-team of historians, linguists, and computer scientists from ILPS will tailor existing tools to the specific needs of digital humanities research, with a special focus on opinions/perceptions regarding the use and abuse of drugs between 1900 and 1945.Continue reading