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Historical Toponym Disambiguation

[This blog post is based on the Master thesis Information Sciences of Bram Schmidt, conducted at the KNAW Humanities cluster and IISG. It reuses text from his thesis] Place names (toponyms) are very ambiguous and may change over time. This

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

InTaVia project started

From November 1 2020, we are collaborating on connecting tangible and intangible heritage through knowledge graphs in the new Horizon2020 project “InTaVia“. To facilitate access to rich repositories of tangible and intangible asset, new technologies are needed to enable their

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Automating Authorship Attribution

[This blog post was written by Nizar Hirzalla and describes his VU Master AI project conducted at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), co-supervised by Sara Veldhoen] Authorship attribution is the process of correctly attributing a publication to its corresponding author, which

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

SEMANTiCS 2020 Open Access proceedings

This year’s SEMANTiCS conference was a weird one. As so many other conferences, we had to improvise to deal with the COVID-19 restrictions around travel and event organization. With the help of many people behind the scenes -including the wonderful

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Listening to AI: ARIAS workshop report

Last week, I attended the second workshop of the ARIAS working group of AI and the Arts. ARIAS is a platform for research on Arts and Sciences and as such seeks to build a bridge between these disciplines. The new

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Exploring West African Folk Narrative Texts Using Machine Learning

It is so nice when two often very distinct research lines come together. In my case, Digital Humanities and ICT for Development rarely meet directly. But they sure did come together when Gossa Lô started with her Master AI thesis.

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

(Virtual) Trip Report: KGC 2020

Last week, I virtually attended the Knowledge Graph Conference 2020. Originally, KGC was planned to be hosted in New York at Columbia University but, as with everything, had to go online because of the pandemic. Before getting to the content,

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

(Virtual) Trip Report: KGC 2020

Last week, I virtually attended the Knowledge Graph Conference 2020. Originally, KGC was planned to be hosted in New York at Columbia University but, as with everything, had to go online because of the pandemic. Before getting to the content,

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

(Virtual) Trip Report: KGC 2020

Last week, I virtually attended the Knowledge Graph Conference 2020. Originally, KGC was planned to be hosted in New York at Columbia University but, as with everything, had to go online because of the pandemic. Before getting to the content,

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

(Virtual) Trip Report: KGC 2020

Last week, I virtually attended the Knowledge Graph Conference 2020. Originally, KGC was planned to be hosted in New York at Columbia University but, as with everything, had to go online because of the pandemic. Before getting to the content,

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs