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Video on Talk of Europe
We are very happy to launch the video that was produced on the Talk of Europe project. You can watch it on our website or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxA53gkCe0o   Source: Talk of Europe [Read More...]
Watson Innovation Course Closing Event
On Friday 22 January Gerard Smit (CTO for IBM Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Prof. Hubertus Irth (Vice Dean and Research Director of the Vrije Universiteit Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences and Faculty of Sciences) [Read More...]
Mouriba logos
From 2010 on, I have been making logos for W4RA-related projects, for example for RadioMarche. I have had some request from people to reuse (parts of) the logo before and I have now decided to publish [Read More...]
DISH2015 Conference: the inflatable elephant says you should share your data
On 7 and 8 september, the international DISH 2015 conference on digital strategies for heritage was held in Rotterdam. For the second day, I was asked to join in a discussion panel around the value [Read More...]
Guest Lecture by Elastic
The Bachelor course on Information Retrieval here at VU is about the theory and principles behind search engines: How can we search huge collections of unstructured text data in an efficient and accurate manner? But [Read More...]
Wrap-up Creative Camp #3
From 26-30 October 2015 the third and final Creative Camp took place in The Hague. Almost 30 European researchers from various academic disciplines such as the humanities, political and computer sciences (see abstracts), joined us in the National Library of The Netherlands [Read More...]
Dwelling Fire Risk Assessment based on Linked Open Data
Recently, Nicky van Oorschot successfully graduated from the Web & Media group in the Computer Science department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), under the supervision of Jan Wielemaker and Bart van Leeuwen. He will continue working on the subject of [Read More...]
Dutch Ships and Sailors in 1st issue of the DHCommons journal
A while ago, we submitted a project description of our Digital History project Dutch Ships and Sailors to the DHCommons journal and this week the first issue of the journal was published containing our paper [Read More...]
Best Paper Award at ISWC 2015 Workshop
I’m happy to announce that we won the Best Paper Award at the Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE) workshop at ISWC 2015! Our winning paper is titled CrowdTruth Measures for Language Ambiguity: The [Read More...]
Trip Report: ISWC 2015
Last week, I hung out in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the the 14th International Semantic Web Conference. Bethlehem is famous for the Lehigh University Benchmark  (LUBM) and Bethlehem Steel. This is the major conference focused on the intersection of [Read More...]

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