Offspring from Reproduction Problems (invitation to discussion and announcement ACL presentation)

Despite clear methodological descriptions and making our code and data available, it is still difficult to make our research reproducible. We would like to invite the NLP community to join a discussion on reproducing results from NLP research. One of the main questions we want to address is how we can get a better understanding […]

Piek Vossen @ Dutch Radio 1 (27.07.2013)

Piek Vossen

Radio interview Piek Vossen on NewsReader and Spinoza Price @ national Dutch Radio 1: “Dit is de Dag”, Tuesday July 23, 2013 now ONLINE (in Dutch).

FBK Workshop “Perspectives on Events”

Since one of the goals of NewsReader is to extract information on events from large streams of news and build structured indexes for decision making in the financial and economical domain, it is crucial to define what an event is. Although the notion of event has long been central for both modeling the semantics of […]

Knowledge Store Paper accepted at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing

The following paper, describing the design of the Knowledge Store for NewsReader, has been accepted as full regular paper at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), to be held in Irvine, CA, USA, September 16-18, 2013:

Francesco Corcoglioniti, Marco Rospocher, Roldano Cattoni, Bernardo Magnini, Luciano Serafini – Interlinking Unstructured and Structured Knowledge […]

Antske Fokkens to present at Annual Network Institute Event

Antske Fokkens will present at the Annual Network Institute Event on July 4. During this event, the different groups working together in the interdisciplinary Network Institute at VU University will come together to exchange their research ideas and results. Antske will describe her attempts at reproducing some research published by others in her field, using […]

NWR at OpeNER hackathon

Yesterday, several NWR team members participated in the Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and Big Data Hackathon organised by our colleagues from the OpeNER project. During this hackathon, some 50 participants (amongst others developers, linguists, designers and historians) got together to put current state-of-the-art language technology through a little stress test in some actual use […]