NewsReader at ISWC

With Semantic Web technology being a huge part of NewsReader, it is no wonder that we will showcase some of our technology at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) next week in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Here’s a roundup of the sessions in which NewsReader is involved.

Sunday 11 October

The third NLP&DBpedia workshop (location: RBC […]

Computational Models of Narrative (CMN’14)

Last week the 2014 Workshop Computational Models of Narrative took place in Quebec City, Canada and Marieke was there to present and discuss ideas for shaping the NewsReader narratives.

This year’s workshop had a special focus on Neuroscience, but really all sorts of domains got covered in the three day workshop. Whilst at first some […]

NWR at LREC2014

We are happy to announce the presence of several NewsReader team members at LREC2014. They will give updates on NewsReader during the following sessions:

May 26:

09:30 – 10:00: Antske Fokkens, Aitor Soroa, Zuhaitz Beloki, Niels Ockeloen, Piek Vossen, German Rigau and Willem Robert van Hage. NAF and GAF: Linking Linguistic Annotations (10th Joint ACL […]

NewsReader at CLIN24

On Friday 17 January NWR team member Marieke van Erp presented work on entity recognition and disambiguation at CLIN24. This work is a collaboration with researchers from EURECOM and Università degli studi di Torino. Slides are available through slideshare.

Evaluating Named Entity Recognition and Disambiguation in News and Tweets from Marieke van Erp […]

NWR Presence at ISWC 2013

Next week NWR will be represented at ISWC 2013 by Luciano Serafini, Willem Robert van Hage, Thomas Ploeger and Marieke van Erp.

Your greatest chances of running into these NWR team members will be at the following sessions:

On Monday: Marieke is co-organising the Linked Science workshop, which this year has a special focus on […]

Interview Piek Vossen @Dutch Radio “Oba Live” (October 11, 2013)



Vossen invited guest on Spinoza Price and NewsReader @ “OBA Live”, a radio-talkshow with Theodor Holman, 4th floor Openbare Bibliotheek (OBA),

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 11, 2013 (19.00-20.00 p.m.): CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (in Dutch).

NWR Paper Nominated for Best Paper at ACL

The paper “Offspring from Reproduction Problems: What Replication Failure Teaches Us” which was co-authored by NewsReader team members Antske Fokkens, Marieke van Erp and Piek Vossen was runner up for the best paper award at ACL 2013 last week.

In the paper, difficulties in reproducibility of prior research tools and experiments are addressed. Many researchers […]

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 […]

Slides “From Events to Stories: Different ways of structuring the same bag of events over time”

The slides of Marieke van Erp’s presentation at the Soeterbeeck eHumanities workshop are now online on slideshare.

NERD-ML 2nd in MSM2013 Concept Extraction Challenge

Together with Giuseppe Rizzo and Raphaël Troncy from EURECOM, NewsReader team member Marieke van Erp participated in the MSM2013 Concept Extraction Challenge with a system called NERD-ML. This system was developed to identify and classify named entities in microposts (Tweets). Their system ranked 2nd in the challenge, only 0.01 points in F-score behind the best […]