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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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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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Using the Bitcoin Blockchain for Reproducible, Trustworthy and Open Science

[This post is by Ilias el Mzouri about his Master project] The project ‘Using the Bitcoin Blockchain for Reproducible, Trustworthy and Open Science’ was prepared to examine whether publication bias can be reduced through the pre-announcement of studies and the

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Dwelling Fire Risk Assessment based on Linked Open Data

Recently, Nicky van Oorschot successfully graduated from the Web & Media group in the Computer Science department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), under the supervision of Jan Wielemaker and Bart van Leeuwen. He will continue working on the subject of his master thesis “Dwelling Fire

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MSc. Project: The search for credibility in news articles and tweets

[This post was written by Marc Jacobs and describes his MSc Thesis research] Nowadays the world does not just rely on traditional news sources like newspapers, television and radio anymore. Social Media, such as Twitter, are claiming their key position

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Msc Project: The search for credibility in news articles and tweets

[This post was written by Marc Jacobs and describes his MSc Thesis research] Nowadays the world does not just rely on traditional news sources like newspapers, television and radio anymore. Social Media, such as Twitter, are claiming their key position

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Master project: Requirements and design for a Business Intelligence system for SMEs

[This post was written by Arnold Kraakman and describes his MSc Thesis research] . This master project is written as an advisory report for construction company and contractor K. Dekker B.V. and deals with Business Intelligence. Business Intelligence (BI) is

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Masters Project: The usability of Dutch charity websites donation processes

Tjaard Kooiman on his masters project: The usability of Dutch charity websites donation processes In order to help charities handle their currently declining income, I studied how easy to use the donation processes on their websites are. Because an easy to

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Masters Project: Controlling GUI elements with a DJ Deck

Guus Rietbergen on his thesis: Controlling GUI elements with a DJ Deck When reviewing the possible Master Thesis projects, the Data DJ project by Paul Groth sparked my interest. Paul used a DJ Deck to integrate different social media streams into

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