Monthly Archives: November 2015

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

The third and final Creative Camp was hosted by the National Library of the Netherlands and took place from 26 to 30 October 2015 in The Hague. The goal of this last ‘hackathon’ was to connect various datasets from and

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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

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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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