This page contains the dataset that was created for the WSDM 2012 paper Adding Semantics to Microblog Posts by Edgar Meij, Wouter Weerkamp and Maarten de Rijke. In the paper, we evaluate various methods for automatically identifying concepts (in the form of Wikipedia articles) that are contained in or meant by a tweet.Continue reading
On October 18, 2011, at 12.00 hrs, Wouter Weerkamp will defend his PhD thesis entitled Finding People and their Utterances in Social Media in the Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam. See http://bit.ly/93CVJiContinue reading
Today, CLEF 2011 starts, with 150 participants and three and a half days of invited talks, paper presentations and lab reports, it is the main event on the evaluation of information access systems here in Europe. ILPS is responsible for the local organization of CLEF 2011. See http://www.clef2011.org/.Continue reading
Katja Hofmann has been selected as one of the scholars in the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa program. Katja will receive 7000 EUR in research funding and will be invited to attend a scholars and finalists’ retreat at Google. See http://bit.ly/k6g5Jj. Congratulations!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.
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