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Big Data in Society Summerschool
From 2 to 16th of July we organized the Big Data in Society Summerschool at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As part of our Collaborative Innovation Center with IBM, we presented an introduction of the technical [Read More...]
A Mobile App for Sign Language Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa
[This post by Julia Salomons describes her AI master project] ‘Communication is key’ a phrase known worldwide, it is how people exchange ideas, knowledge, feelings, thoughts and much more.  Communication between people comes in all different [Read More...]
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...]
Talk by Stefano Ruberto (GSSI)
DATE: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 TIME:  16:00-16:30 ROOM: WN-M639 (Science Building, VU Campus) Title:  Semantic Genetic Programming Frameworks: Alignment in the Error Space and Equivalence classes Abstract:  Semantics is one of the hottest topics in Genetic Programming. We [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...]