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ESWC 2017 – Trip Report

Between 28th of May and 1st of June 2016 the 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference took place in Portorož, Slovenia. As part of the CrowdTruth team and project, Oana Inel presented her paper written together with Lora Aroyo in the

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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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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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IBM Ph.D. Fellowship 2017-2018

Oana Inel received for the second time the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. Her research topic focuses on data enrichment with events and event-related entities, by combining the computer power with the crowd potential to identify their relevant dimension, granularity and perspective.

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Relation Extraction at Collective Intelligence 2017

We are happy to announce that our project exploring relation extraction from natural language has 2 extended abstracts accepted at the Collective Intelligence conference this summer! Here are the papers: Crowdsourcing Ambiguity-Aware Ground Truth: we apply the CrowdTruth methodology to

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Paper Accepted for the ESWC 2017 Research Track

Our paper “Harnessing Diversity in Crowds and Machines for Better NER Performance” (Oana Inel and Lora Aroyo) has been accepted for the ESWC 2017 Research Track. The paper is to be published together with the proceedings of the conference. Abstract

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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

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Crowdsourcing brainstem tumors at Lowlands 2016

Brainstem tumors are a rare form of childhood cancer for which there is currently no cure. The Semmy Foundation aims to increase the survival of children with this type of cancer by supporting scientific research. The Center for Advanced Studies

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Big Data in Society Summerschool

From 2 to 16th of July we organized the Big Data in Society Summerschool at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As part of our Collaborative Innovation Center with IBM, we presented an introduction of the technical and theoretical underpinnings of IBM

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ESWC 2016 Trip Report by CrowdTruth

From May 29th until June 2nd 2016, the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference took place in Crete, Greece. CrowdTruth was presented by Oana Inel presenting her paper “Machine-Crowd Annotation Workflow for Event Understanding across Collections and Domains” and by Benjamin

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