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.

DIR 2011 – Call for Participation

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 under

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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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