Yearly Archives: 2016

SOD students win contest in Amsterdam Tech City!

On November 7, 2016, two student teams of the CS Master course in Service Oriented Design presented their project on ‘Smart Mobility as a Service’ to the Amsterdam Tech City Event “AI & The City”. The best project team, selected

Posted in Data2Semantics, Projects

DigiBird prototype

We extended the DigiBird website with new functionality showcasing the DigiBird integration pipeline. The main additions: Annotation wall shows objects of crowdsourcing initiatives to which recently information has been added Species page allows searching through multiple collections at once by

Posted in Projects, SEALINCMedia

Beyond Native Apps: Web Technologies to the Rescue! [SPLASH 2016 – Mobile keynote]

Source: Data2Semantics

Posted in Data2Semantics, Projects

Watson Innovation Course wins ICT project of the year in education

Yesterday at the Computable Awards the Vrije Universiteit, University of Amsterdam and IBM won the prize for “ICT project of the year in education” with the Watson Innovation Course. Furthermore, the project was highest rated across all nominees of all

Posted in CrowdTruth, Projects

W4RA research displayed in Museon

In modern day research, dissemination is key and it is therefore always nice to see research results being shared with the public in new and unforseen ways. Our work within the Web for Regreening in Africa (W4RA) is now part

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Trip Report: ISWC 2016

Last week, I was in Japan for the 15th International Semantic Web Conference.  And so it begins #iswc2016 — Elena Simperl (@esimperl) October 18, 2016 For me, this was a big event as I was research track program co-chair

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

VU looking further in Mali

[This post by Anna Bon is cross-posted from See also the VU press release: VU looking further in Mali] On 13 October 2016, the W4RA team organized and co-chaired, a Green Climate Funds workshop together with Malian farmer organization AOPP

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

The Role of Narratives in DIVE

[This post is based on Maartje Kruijt‘s Media Studies Bachelor thesis: “Supporting exploratory search with features, visualizations, and interface design: a theoretical framework“.] In today’s network society is a growing need to share, integrate and search in collections of various libraries, archives

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Two birds, one stone: Bridging cultural heritage collections with crowds and niches

Crowdsourcing is a valuable source of data and metadata in cultural heritage. In this workshop speakers from Naturalis, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Rijksmuseum will provide their insights on crowdsourcing by discussing the following points: Relevance:

Posted in Projects, SEALINCMedia

CLARIAH Linked Data Workshop

[This blog post is co-written with Marieke van Erp and Rinke Hoekstra and is cross-posted from the Clariah website] Background Linked Data, RDF and Semantic Web are popular buzzwords in tech-land and within CLARIAH. But they may not be familiar

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer