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Context-based Toponym Disambiguation regarding Historical Gazetteer

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Hearing (Knowledge) Graphs

[This post is based on Enya Nieland‘s Msc Thesis “Generating Earcons from Knowledge Graphs” ] Three earcons with varying pitch, rythm and both pitch and rythm Knowledge Graphs are becoming enormously popular, which means that users interacting with such complex

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Virtual Human Rights Lawyer project

The Virtual Human Rights Lawyer is a joint project of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Netherlands Office of the Public International Law & Policy Group to help victims of serious human rights violations obtain access to justice at the international

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Interconnect Project kickoff

On 1 October 2019, the Horizon2020 Interconnect project has started. The goal of this huge and ambitious project is to achieve a relevant milestone in the democratization of efficient energy management, through a flexible and interoperable ecosystem where distributed energy

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