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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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Best poster award for CrowdTruth at ICT OPEN 2016

On the 22nd of March we presented our latest work on CrowdTruth at the ICT.OPEN 2016 conference. We are happy to announce that our poster received the best poster award in the Human and the Machine track. Furthermore, Anca Dumitrache

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CrowdTruth @ Watson Experience MeetUp

CrowdTruth had an appearance at the Watson Experience MeetUp last week. Together with Zoltán Szlávik, my colleague from IBM, we talked about the pervasive myths that still influence how we collect annotation from humans. While time and money constraints definitely

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Watson Innovation Course Closing Event

On Friday 22 January Gerard Smit (CTO for IBM Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Prof. Hubertus Irth (Vice Dean and Research Director of the Vrije Universiteit Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences and Faculty of Sciences) officially launched the collaboration between

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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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Crowds & Niches Teaching Machines to Diagnose

Today at the NLeSc, during the “De Geest Uit De Fles” event six new projects kick off their research in the area of eHumanities. As part of this, the Crowd-Watson project team will collaborate with NleSC researchers in the coming

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