Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stitch by Stitch: Annotating Fashion at the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum – Modemuze – COMMIT/ SealincMedia – Wikimedia Nederland Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Cuypers Library, the Rijksmuseum Fashion heritage, collected over centuries, can be found everywhere in museums: costumes, accessories, paintings, prints and photographs. But while some clothes and

Posted in Events, Projects, SEALINCMedia

ISWC 2016 – submissions 1 month away

It’s kind of appropriate that my last post of 2015 was about the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) and my first post of 2016 will be about ISWC. This years conference will be held in Kobe Japan. This year’s conference already

Posted in Events, Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

Best poster award for CrowdTruth at ICT OPEN 2016

On the 22nd of March we presented our latest work on CrowdTruth at the ICT.OPEN 2016 conference. We are happy to announce that our poster received the best poster award in the Human and the Machine track. Furthermore, Anca Dumitrache

Posted in CrowdTruth, Projects

ICT Open 2016

Below you find some impressions from ICT.Open 2016. At this very nice event members from the Web and Media group and VU master students presented their ICT research. The images show me presenting the Observe project’s achievements so far. Oana Inel presenting the

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

ICT Open 2016

Below you find some impressions from ICT.Open 2016. At this very nice event members from the Web and Media group and VU master students presented their ICT research. The images show me presenting the Observe project’s achievements so far. Oana Inel presenting the

Posted in Awards, Conferences, Events, Staff Blogs, Trip Reports, Victor de Boer

CrowdTruth @ Watson Experience MeetUp

CrowdTruth had an appearance at the Watson Experience MeetUp last week. Together with Zoltán Szlávik, my colleague from IBM, we talked about the pervasive myths that still influence how we collect annotation from humans. While time and money constraints definitely

Posted in CrowdTruth, Events, Projects, Teaching

Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “Veracity of Big Data”.

Partners of this project are Dr. Davide Ceolin and Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Prof. Milan Petkovic and Dr. Milan Mykola Pechenizkiy (TU/e), LanceICT and SmartHomes. It tackles the problem of reasoning on the basis of unreliable

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Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “ControCurator”

Partners: Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA), CrowdyNews and Beeld and Geluid. It aims to enable modern information access systems to discover and understand controversial topics and events by bringing together different types of

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Web & Media group receives two COMMIT Zwaluw grants, “ControCurator” and “Veracity of Big Data”.

*“ControCurator” project*: Partners: Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA), CrowdyNews and Beeld and Geluid. It aims to enable modern information access systems to discover and understand controversial topics and events by bringing together different

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First Big Data Europe technical webinar

2016 marks the second year of the Big Data Europe project.  Victor de Boer and Ronald Siebes from the W&M group at the VU are leading together with Bryn Williams-Jones from the Open PHACTS foundation the Pilot instantiation evaluations within

Posted in Events, Ronald Siebes, Staff Blogs, Workshops