Research at ILPS is focused on technology that connects people to information: search engines, recommender systems, and conversational agents. We are organized in four labs.

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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DIR 2011 – call for papers

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.

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Vacancy for a PhD student working on evaluation methodology for search engines

The position is in the PROMISE project, a new European FP7 project starting in September 2010. PROMISE is a Network of Excellence involving 10 prominent partner institutions in seven European countries. The PROMISE project addresses the challenges being faced by today’s evaluation methodology for information retrieval systems. Read more …

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