Monthly Archives: May 2017

Harnessing Diversity in Crowds and Machines for Better NER Performance

Today, I presented in the Research Track of ESWC 2017 my work entitled “Harnessing Diversity in Crowds and Machines for Better NER Performance”. Following, you can check the abstract of the paper and the slides that I used during the

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ICT4D at Sustainability day

During the National Day for Sustainability (Nationale dag voor duurzaamheid in het hoger onderwijs 2017), the ICT4D team presented our current research and educational activities to the many participants of this event, hosted at VU. Anna Bon and myself presented

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Amsterdam Data Science – Coffee & Data: Controversy in Web Data

On 9th of June we are organising a Coffee & Data event with the Amsterdam Data Science community. The topic is “How to deal with controversy, bias, quality and opinions on the Web” and will be organised in the context

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VU’s 4th ICT4D symposium: a look back

Yesterday, 18 May 2017, the 4th International ICT4D symposium was held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  The event was organized by the W4RA team and supported by VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS, VU Computer Science

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Big Data Europe Platform paper at ICWE 2017

With the launch of the Big Data Europe platform behind us, we are telling the world about our nice platform and the many pilots in the societal challenge domains that we have executed and evaluated. We wrote everything down in one

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Trip report: Museums and the Web Conference 2017 (MW17)

Between 19-22 April 2017, the MW (Museums and the Web) conference took place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I was there to give a presentation about DigiBird, a valorization project supported by the Dutch national program COMMIT/. The project lasted for 6

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DANS Linked Data in Research and Cultural Heritage Seminar

On the 1st of May 2017, the Linked Data in Research and Cultural Heritage Seminar (#DANSLOD) took place in Den Haag, the Netherlands. This seminar series was organized by DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) – Netherlands Institute for Permanent Access to

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INVENiT² project presentation for the “Digital Humanities” course

On Tuesday, the 11th of April 2017, Cristina-Iulia Bucur, one of the previous academy assistants for INVENiT² gave a presentation about the project during the “Digital Humanities” course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The presentation was titled “INVENiT II –

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Dutch Ships and Sailors SPARQL handson exercises

I made these exercises a while ago but keep re-using them for SPARQL tutorials and hands on sessions. The hands on page lists a number of sparql queries that one can copy-paste into the interactive query field of the Dutch Ships

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