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Dataset (tweets + manual Wikipedia annotations) for the WSDM ’12 paper “Adding Semantics to Microblog Posts” released

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.

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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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