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ICT4D at Sustainability day
During the National Day for Sustainability (Nationale dag voor duurzaamheid in het hoger onderwijs 2017), the ICT4D team presented our current research and educational activities to the many participants of this event, hosted at VU. [Read More...]
Amsterdam Data Science – Coffee & Data: Controversy in Web Data
On 9th of June we are organising a Coffee & Data event with the Amsterdam Data Science community. The topic is “How to deal with controversy, bias, quality and opinions on the Web” and will [Read More...]
VU’s 4th ICT4D symposium: a look back
Yesterday, 18 May 2017, the 4th International ICT4D symposium was held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  The event was organized by the W4RA team and supported by VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and [Read More...]
Big Data Europe Platform paper at ICWE 2017
With the launch of the Big Data Europe platform behind us, we are telling the world about our nice platform and the many pilots in the societal challenge domains that we have executed and evaluated. We [Read More...]
DANS Linked Data in Research and Cultural Heritage Seminar
On the 1st of May 2017, the Linked Data in Research and Cultural Heritage Seminar (#DANSLOD) took place in Den Haag, the Netherlands. This seminar series was organized by DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) - Netherlands [Read More...]
INVENiT² project presentation for the “Digital Humanities” course
On Tuesday, the 11th of April 2017, Cristina-Iulia Bucur, one of the previous academy assistants for INVENiT² gave a presentation about the project during the “Digital Humanities” course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The presentation [Read More...]
Dutch Ships and Sailors SPARQL handson exercises
I made these exercises a while ago but keep re-using them for SPARQL tutorials and hands on sessions. The hands on page lists a number of sparql queries that one can copy-paste into the interactive query [Read More...]
[Reading club] Dance in the World of Data and Objects
This is a first post in a new series on Semantic Web reading club. During this weekly reading club we discuss a research paper related to Semantic Web, Human Computation or Computer Science in general. [Read More...]
Automatic interpretation of spreadsheets
When humans read a spreadsheet table, they look at both the table design and the text within the table. They interpret the table layout, and use background knowledge, to understand the meaning and context of [Read More...]
DIVE+ Submitted to LODLAM
Here’s the submission to the annual LODLAM challenge from the DIVE+ team. In this video, we introduce the ideas behind DIVE+ and take you for a exploratory swim in the linked media knowledge graph! Share This: Source: Victor de [Read More...]