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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...]
ESWC 2017 – Trip Report
Between 28th of May and 1st of June 2016 the 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference took place in Portorož, Slovenia. As part of the CrowdTruth team and project, Oana Inel presented her paper [Read More...]
Kickoff meeting Mixed Methods in the Humanities projects
Last week, the Volkswagen Stiftung-funded “Mixed Methods’ in the Humanities?” programme had its kickoff meeting for all funded projects in in Hannover, Germany. Our ArchiMediaL project on enriching and linking historical architectural and urban image collections was [Read More...]
EVENTS2017 workshop at SEMANTiCS
An important role in the interpretation of cultural heritage collections is played by ‘historic events’. In the SEMANTiCS workshop Events2017: Understanding Events Semantics in Cultural Heritage, to be held on 11 Sept 2017, we will [Read More...]
Harnessing Diversity in Crowds and Machines for Better NER Performance
Today, I presented in the Research Track of ESWC 2017 my work entitled “Harnessing Diversity in Crowds and Machines for Better NER Performance”. Following, you can check the abstract of the paper and the slides [Read More...]
ICT4D at Sustainability day
During the National Day for Sustainability (Nationale dag voor duurzaamheid in het hoger onderwijs 2017), the ICT4D team presented our current research and educational activities to the many participants of this event, hosted at VU. [Read More...]
Amsterdam Data Science – Coffee & Data: Controversy in Web Data
On 9th of June we are organising a Coffee & Data event with the Amsterdam Data Science community. The topic is “How to deal with controversy, bias, quality and opinions on the Web” and will [Read More...]
VU’s 4th ICT4D symposium: a look back
Yesterday, 18 May 2017, the 4th International ICT4D symposium was held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  The event was organized by the W4RA team and supported by VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and [Read More...]
Big Data Europe Platform paper at ICWE 2017
With the launch of the Big Data Europe platform behind us, we are telling the world about our nice platform and the many pilots in the societal challenge domains that we have executed and evaluated. We [Read More...]
Trip report: Museums and the Web Conference 2017 (MW17)
Between 19-22 April 2017, the MW (Museums and the Web) conference took place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I was there to give a presentation about DigiBird, a valorization project supported by the Dutch national program COMMIT/. [Read More...]