Monthly Archives: March 2015

Historical Newspapers as “Big Data”

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the National Library of The Netherlands organized a symposium on the use of digitized newspapers in the Digital Humanities. The goal of the symposium was to engage information specialists and end users in a discussion

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Research visit to the British Museum in London

During the last week of March, Cristina-Iulia Bucur and Leon Wessels, the academy assistants working for INVENiT², visited London. Cristina and Leon joined Chris Dijkshoorn  for a short research visit in the British Museum, where Chris is involved in the

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Research visit at the British Museum in London

During the last week of March, Cristina-Iulia Bucur and Leon Wessels, the academy assistants working for INVENiT², visited London. Cristina and Leon joined Chris Dijkshoorn, one of the project supervisors, for a short research visit in the British Museum, where

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UBVU bibles involved in CrowdSourcing project of INVENiT²

At the present time, the INVENiT² team is focussing on annotating emotions to eighteenth-century picture bibles that have been digitised by the VU University Library (UBVU). The UBVU possesses one of the biggest collections of Dutch protestant bibles. Among the

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Gossa and Myrthe in Ghana – part 2

[Crosspost from w4ra.org] Gossa and Myrthe, students from VU University Amsterdam are currently in Northern Ghana,  doing fieldwork for the  interdisciplinary ICT4D research project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor“. This is the second part of their trip report, read the first part here

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Trip Report: SNN Intelligent Machines 2015

Earlier this week, I attended the SNN Symposium –  Intelligent Machines. SNN is the Dutch foundation for Neural Networks, which coordinates the Netherlands national platform on machine learning, which connects most of the ML groups in the Netherlands. It’s not

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Creative Camp Amsterdam

In two weeks, the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands will host the second Talk of Europe creative camp. We will be joined by almost 30 European researchers from various academic disciplines such as the humanities, political and computer sciences, so

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Data analysis in the face of changing Knowledge Organization Systems

This past week I attended a workshop the Evolution and variation of classification systems organized by the Knowescape EU project. The project studies how knowledge evolves and makes cool maps like this one: The aim of the workshop was to discuss how

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A Sugar Activity for Subsistence Farmers

[reblogged from http://worldwidesemanticweb.org/2015/03/06/a-sugar-activity-for-subsistence-farmers/ This post is written by Tom Jansen] Screenshot of the Sugar activity (Tom Jansen) Subsistence farming or agriculture is a form of farming where farmers mainly focus on growing enough food to be self-sufficient. Especially in African countries,

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Gossa and Myrthe in Ghana – part 1

Gossa and Myrthe, students from VU University Amsterdam are currently in Northern Ghana,  doing fieldwork for the  interdisciplinary ICT4D research project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor“. For this project they received a grant from the Network Institute, and are supported by W4RA (including

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer