Yearly Archives: 2017

SEMANTiCS2017

This year, I was conference chair of the SEMANTiCS conference, which was held 11-14 Sept in Amsterdam. The conference was in my view a great success, with over 310 visitors across the four days, 24 parallel sessions including academic and

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Event Extraction From Radio News Bulletins For Linked Data

[This post is based on the BSc. Thesis of Kim van Putten (Computer Science, VU Amsterdam)] As part of the Bachelor’s degree Computer Science at the VU Amsterdam, Kim van Putten conducted her bachelor thesis in the context of the

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Discovering the underlying structure of controversial issues with topic modeling

[This post is by Tibor Vermeij about his Master project] For the Master project of the Information Sciences programme at the Vrije Universiteit, Tibor Vermeij investigated a solution to discover the structure of controversial issues on the web. The project

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Share, repeat and verify Scientific Experiments with Software Containers

[This post is by Rogier Mars about his Master project] During my years at the VU as a student Information Sciences, I was often requested to form a project group and work on some kind of problem. Most likely, I

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“New life for old media” to be presented at NEM Summit 2017

The extended abstract “Investigations into Speech Synthesis and Deep Learning-based colorization for audiovisual archives” has been accepted for publication at the NEM (New Eureopean Media) Summit 2017 to be held in Madrid end-of-November. This paper is based on Rudy Marsman’s

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Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School 2017 – Trip Report

In the second half of July (20th of July – 27th of July) I attended the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS2017). As every year, the summer school is held in Lisbon, Portugal, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The summer

Posted in CrowdTruth, Projects

Trip Report: Dagstuhl Seminar on Citizen Science

A month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Dagstuhl Seminar  Citizen Science: Design and Engagement. Dagstuhl is really a wonderful place. This was my fifth time there. You can get an impression of the atmosphere from the report

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Identifying emotions in email with human-level accuracy

As part of the Master’s degree Business Analytics at the VU Amsterdam, Erwin Huijzer completed his master thesis at Anchormen: “Identifying effective affective email responses; Predicting customer affect after email conversation” When customers contact a company with regards to queries

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A Concentric-based Approach to Represent Topics in Tweets and News

[This post is based on the BSc. Thesis of Enya Nieland and the BSc. Thesis of Quinten van Langen (Information Science Track)] The Web is a rich source of information that presents events, facts and their evolution across time. People

Posted in CrowdTruth, Projects

Elevator Annotator: Local Crowdsourcing on Audio Annotation

[This post is based on Anggarda Prameswari’s Information Sciences MSc. Thesis] For her M.Sc. Project, conducted at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), Information Sciences student Anggarda Prameswari (pictured right) investigated a local crowdsourcing application to allow NISV to

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