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
Together with Wegener, TomTom, Trendlight and UvA-spinoff Talking Trends, ILPS will participate in a “Hyperlocal Service Platform,” a project aimed at creating a content enrichment and distribution platform with a special focus on extracting geographical information.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
On Friday December 10th at 10:00 AM, Edgar Meij will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Combining Concepts and Language Models for Information Access” in the Agnietenkapel.
See http://phdthes.is/ for up-to-date information.Continue reading
DIR 2011 will be held on February 4, 2011 in Amsterdam, and the first call for papers was sent out today.
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.Continue reading