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Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School 2017 – Trip Report
In the second half of July (20th of July – 27th of July) I attended the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS2017). As every year, the summer school is held in Lisbon, Portugal, at Instituto [Read More...]
Trip Report: Dagstuhl Seminar on Citizen Science
A month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Dagstuhl Seminar  Citizen Science: Design and Engagement. Dagstuhl is really a wonderful place. This was my fifth time there. You can get an impression of [Read More...]
Identifying emotions in email with human-level accuracy
As part of the Master’s degree Business Analytics at the VU Amsterdam, Erwin Huijzer completed his master thesis at Anchormen: “Identifying effective affective email responses; Predicting customer affect after email conversation” When customers contact a company with [Read More...]
A Concentric-based Approach to Represent Topics in Tweets and News
[This post is based on the BSc. Thesis of Enya Nieland and the BSc. Thesis of Quinten van Langen (Information Science Track)] The Web is a rich source of information that presents events, facts and their [Read More...]
Elevator Annotator: Local Crowdsourcing on Audio Annotation
[This post is based on Anggarda Prameswari’s Information Sciences MSc. Thesis] For her M.Sc. Project, conducted at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), Information Sciences student Anggarda Prameswari (pictured right) investigated a local crowdsourcing application [Read More...]
Events panel at DHBenelux2017
At the Digital Humanities Benelux 2017 conference, the e-humanities Events working group organized a panel with the titel “A Pragmatic Approach to Understanding and Utilizing Events in Cultural Heritage”. In this panel, researchers from  Vrije Universiteit [Read More...]
DIVE+ receives the Grand Prize at the LODLAM Summit in Venice
We are excited to announce that DIVE+ has been awarded the Grand Prize at the LODLAM Summit, held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini this week. The summit brought together ~100 experts in the vibrant and [Read More...]
Getting down with LOD tools at the 2nd CLARIAH Linked Data workshop
[cross-post from clariah.nl] On Tuesday 13 June 2017, the second CLARIAH Linked Data workshop took place. After the first workshop in September which was very much an introduction to Linked Data to the CLARIAH community, we [Read More...]
Trip Report: Language, Data and Knowledge 2017
Last week, I was the first Language, Data and Knowledge Conference (LDK 2017) hosted in Galway, Ireland. If you show up at a natural language processing conference (especially someplace like LREC) you’ll find a group [Read More...]
Collective Intelligence 2017 – Trip Report
On June 15-16 the Collective Intelligence conference took place at New York University. The CrowdTruth team was present with Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty and Benjamin Timmermans. Together with Anca Dumitrache and Oana Inel we published [Read More...]