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DigiBird website is online
The website of the DigiBird project has been launched:! On the website you can read about our goal to do on the fly integration of cultural heritage collections, the people involved and also get the [Read More...]
Msc project: Low-Bandwith Semantic Web
[This post is based on the Information Sciences MSc. thesis by Onno Valkering] To make widespread knowledge sharing possible in rural areas in developing countries, the notion of the Web has to be downscaled based on [Read More...]
The Open PHACTS pilot – Second Hangout for the Health Societal Challenge (BigDataEurope)
[this post by Ronald Siebes is a cross-post from ] With the BigDataEurope project finalizing its first round of pilots, a second online hang-out event “The Open PHACTS pilot” was organized by the Open PHACTS [Read More...]
Kasadaka 1.0
[This post is based on Andre Baart’s B.Sc. thesis. The text is mostly written by him] Generic overview of Kasadaka In developing (rural) communities, the adoption of mobile phones is widespread. This allows information to be offered to [Read More...]
Inviting submissions to Downscale2016
The Fourth International Workshop on Downscaling the (Semantic) Web (Downscale2016) will be Co-located with the 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). The workshop will be Aug 29 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Downscale2016 follows success of [Read More...]
Connecting collections across national borders
As audiovisual archives are digitizing their collections and making these collections available online, the need arises to also establish connections between different collections and to allow for cross-collection search and browsing. Structured vocabularies can be used [Read More...]
ESWC 2016 Trip Report by CrowdTruth
From May 29th until June 2nd 2016, the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference took place in Crete, Greece. CrowdTruth was presented by Oana Inel presenting her paper “Machine-Crowd Annotation Workflow for Event Understanding across Collections [Read More...]
IetsNieuws: Are you a great newscaster?
Are you as good a newscaster as the legendary Philip Bloemendal? In the context of the Observe project and Lukas Hulsbergen’s thesis, we developed the interactive game/web toy “IetsNieuws“. In the game participants are asked to [Read More...]
IMM Bachelor Thesis presentations
Tomorrow on Thursday June 23rd, the students of the IMM bachelor program will present their individual research. The presentations take place in the VU intertain lab during several sessions: 10:00 - 11:15 11:30 - 12:45 13:30 - [Read More...]
Clarin video showcases Dutch Ships and Sailors project
The CLARIN framework commissioned the production of dissemmination videos showcasing the outcomes of the individual CLARIN projects. One of these projects was the Dutch Ships and Sailors project, a collaboration between VU Computer Science, VU humanities and the [Read More...]