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Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “Veracity of Big Data”.

Partners of this project are Dr. Davide Ceolin and Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Prof. Milan Petkovic and Dr. Milan Mykola Pechenizkiy (TU/e), LanceICT and SmartHomes. It tackles the problem of reasoning on the basis of unreliable

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Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “ControCurator”

Partners: Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA), CrowdyNews and Beeld and Geluid. It aims to enable modern information access systems to discover and understand controversial topics and events by bringing together different types of

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Web & Media group receives two COMMIT Zwaluw grants, “ControCurator” and “Veracity of Big Data”.

*“ControCurator” project*: Partners: Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA), CrowdyNews and Beeld and Geluid. It aims to enable modern information access systems to discover and understand controversial topics and events by bringing together different

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First Big Data Europe technical webinar

2016 marks the second year of the Big Data Europe project.  Victor de Boer and Ronald Siebes from the W&M group at the VU are leading together with Bryn Williams-Jones from the Open PHACTS foundation the Pilot instantiation evaluations within

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3rd ICT4D Symposium at VU

[Cross-posted from http://w4ra.org] On 6 April 2016, the Third International Symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development (ICT4D)” will be hosted by the VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS, the Computer Science Department and

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Guest Lecture by Elastic

The Bachelor course on Information Retrieval here at VU is about the theory and principles behind search engines: How can we search huge collections of unstructured text data in an efficient and accurate manner? But apart from these theoretical considerations,

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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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Best Paper Award at ISWC 2015 Workshop

I’m happy to announce that we won the Best Paper Award at the Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE) workshop at ISWC 2015! Our winning paper is titled CrowdTruth Measures for Language Ambiguity: The Case of Medical Relation Extraction. Lora

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ISWC 2015 trip report

I would like to share here a few thoughts and experiences from this year’s International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), which took place last week in Bethlehem PA (USA). Many papers are still on my reading list, but here is

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Trip report KCAP 2015

From 7 to 10 October I visited the Eighth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015), in Palisades, New York. The conference was scheduled right before and at a few hours driving from ISWC, so many participants attended both conferences.

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