Yearly Archives: 2015

DISH2015 Conference: the inflatable elephant says you should share your data

On 7 and 8 september, the international DISH 2015 conference on digital strategies for heritage was held in Rotterdam. For the second day, I was asked to join in a discussion panel around the value of (Linked) Open culture data

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Guest Lecture by Elastic

The Bachelor course on Information Retrieval here at VU is about the theory and principles behind search engines: How can we search huge collections of unstructured text data in an efficient and accurate manner? But apart from these theoretical considerations,

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Wrap-up Creative Camp #3

From 26-30 October 2015 the third and final Creative Camp took place in The Hague. Almost 30 European researchers from various academic disciplines such as the humanities, political and computer sciences (see abstracts), joined us in the National Library of The Netherlands to work with the proceedings

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Talk by Philipp Leitner (University of Zurich)

DATE: Monday, November 23rd, 2015 TIME:  11:00-12:00 ROOM: WN-M623 (Science Building, VU Campus) Title:Software Development for the Cloud – Challenges and Opportunities Abstract:  Cloud computing is more than cheaply and quickly spinning up virtualized hardware. Rather, the cloud computing hype has proven to

Posted in Data2Semantics, Projects

Talk by Ivano Malavolta (GSSI)

DATE: Monday, November 23rd, 2015 TIME:  15:30-16:30 ROOM: WN-M639 (Science Building, VU Campus) Title: Enabling Non-Expert Users to Model and Execute Self-Adaptable Missions of Autonomous Drones Abstract:  Flying drones are increasingly popular since they promise to simplify a myriad of everyday tasks. Currently, vendors

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Dwelling Fire Risk Assessment based on Linked Open Data

Recently, Nicky van Oorschot successfully graduated from the Web & Media group in the Computer Science department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), under the supervision of Jan Wielemaker and Bart van Leeuwen. He will continue working on the subject of his master thesis “Dwelling Fire

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Dutch Ships and Sailors in 1st issue of the DHCommons journal

A while ago, we submitted a project description of our Digital History project Dutch Ships and Sailors to the DHCommons journal and this week the first issue of the journal was published containing our paper “The Dutch Ships and Sailors

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Talk by C. Bockisch, B. van Gastel (Open University Nijmegen)

DATE: Friday, October 30th 2015 TIME:  14:30-15:30 ROOM: WN-P4.23 (Science Building, VU Campus) TITLE: Energy-Aware Software Engineering ABSTRACT: ICT systems play an increasingly important role in the global energy balance. On one hand they contribute significantly to the energy consumption, on the

Posted in Data2Semantics, Projects

Best Paper Award at ISWC 2015 Workshop

I’m happy to announce that we won the Best Paper Award at the Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE) workshop at ISWC 2015! Our winning paper is titled CrowdTruth Measures for Language Ambiguity: The Case of Medical Relation Extraction. Lora

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Trip Report: ISWC 2015

Last week, I hung out in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the the 14th International Semantic Web Conference. Bethlehem is famous for the Lehigh University Benchmark  (LUBM) and Bethlehem Steel. This is the major conference focused on the intersection of semantics and web technologies. In

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