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Trip Report: ISWC 2017
Last week, I conferenced! I attended the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017) in Vienna at the beginning of the week and then headed up to FORCE 2017 in Berlin for the back half [Read More...]
Dancing and Semantics
This post describes the MSc theses of Ana-Liza Tjon-a-Pauw and Josien Jansen.  As a semantic web researcher, it is hard to sometimes not see ontologies and triples in aspects of my private life. In this case, [Read More...]
ABC-Kb Network Insitute project kickoff
VU’s Network Institute has a yearly Academy Assistant programme where small interdisciplinary research projects are funded. Within these projects, Master students from different disciplines are given the opportunity to work on these projects under supervision [Read More...]
DIVE+ in Europeana Insight
This months’ edition of Europeana Insight features articles from this year’s LODLAM Challenge finalists, which include the winner: DIVE+. The online article “DIVE+: EXPLORING INTEGRATED LINKED MEDIA” discusses the DIVE+ User studies, data enrichment, exploratory [Read More...]
SEMANTiCS2017
This year, I was conference chair of the SEMANTiCS conference, which was held 11-14 Sept in Amsterdam. The conference was in my view a great success, with over 310 visitors across the four days, 24 [Read More...]
Event Extraction From Radio News Bulletins For Linked Data
[This post is based on the BSc. Thesis of Kim van Putten (Computer Science, VU Amsterdam)] As part of the Bachelor’s degree Computer Science at the VU Amsterdam, Kim van Putten conducted her bachelor thesis in [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]
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 [Read More...]
“New life for old media” to be presented at NEM Summit 2017
The extended abstract “Investigations into Speech Synthesis and Deep Learning-based colorization for audiovisual archives” has been accepted for publication at the NEM (New Eureopean Media) Summit 2017 to be held in Madrid end-of-November. This paper [Read More...]
Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School 2017 – Trip Report
In the second half of July (20th of July – 27th of July) I attended the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LxMLS2017). As every year, the summer school is held in Lisbon, Portugal, at Instituto [Read More...]