QuPiD2 stands for Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data. It entails three interdisciplinary projects, embedded in the Humanities and Computer Science research groups of VU University Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam, and aiming at good synergy with other Amsterdam Data Science use cases.  Use the menu above to find out more about the QuPiD2 program or one of its three projects:

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QuPiD2 @ DHBenelux 2018

This morning, Davide Ceolin and Serge ter Braake presented our QuPiD2 work at DHBenelux 2018 in Amsterdam. The abstracts and slides can be found below:

  • The Vaccination Debate: An Exploration of Long Term Concept and Perspective Mining [abstract, slides]
  • InfoQ: Computational Assessment of Information Quality on the Web [abstract, slides]

We were also happy to learn that the latter paper was shortlisted for the Best Paper award!

 

QuPiD2 at the Digital Health Humanities Symposium

On 15 December 2017 the QuPiD2 team was well represented at the Digital Health Humanities Symposium in Amsterdam, with the following four presentations:

  • Serge ter Braake & Inger Leemans: “200 years of vaccinations in the Netherlands: a digital exercise in tracing discourse and concept drift”
  • Roser Morante & Chantal van Son: “Extracting perspectives from the vaccination debate”
  • Chantal van Son, Lora Aroyo, Roser Morante & Piek Vossen, “Micro propositions as a basis for deep text understanding”
  • Antske Fokkens & Piek Vossen, “GRaSP: a formal model for perspectives”
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Chantal van Son presenting about micro propositions

Quality Assessment

General Instructions
In the tasks described below, you are requested to annotate Web pages. To do so, you are required to register to https://hypothes.is/ and download their browser plugin. Once the plugin is installed, you will be able to highlight and annotate web pages.
Task 1

The general aim of this task is to obtain a list of features that determine the quality of online documents on vaccination, focusing in particular on the way the message is delivered (markers of context, such as authors, layout, illustrations, ads, references, etc.). You are asked to highlight each feature and, by means of annotation on the document:

  1. clearly indicate what you have selected (author, ad, title, references, etc.) [since we cannot see from the html what it is you have highlighted]
  2. motivate your selection in the annotation field (e.g. ‘The mention of this sponsor clearly reveals the anti-vaccination stance of the document’).
Practical instructions:
Once logged in hypothes.is, please join the Perspectives – Task 1 group by clicking the following link: https://hypothes.is/groups/Rd8P5EDd/perspectives-task-1
Whenever adding an annotation, please make sure you are ‘Posting to perspective – task 1’, as indicated under the ‘tag’ field.
You can select the articles to annotate (at least 2) from the list below.

 

Task 2

In order to investigate whether the discussion of the markers of quality has changed your evaluation, we ask you to repeat task 1: You are asked to highlight each feature and, by means of annotation on the document:

  1. clearly indicate what you have selected (author, ad, title, references, etc.) [since we cannot see from the html what it is you have highlighted]
  2. motivate your selection in the annotation field (e.g. ‘The mention of this sponsor clearly reveals the anti-vaccination stance of the document’).
Practical instructions:
Once logged in hypothes.is, please join the Perspectives – Task 2 group by clicking the following link: https://hypothes.is/groups/ZEqpoKv9/perspectives-task-2
Whenever adding an annotation, please make sure you are ‘Posting to perspective – task 2’, as indicated under the ‘tag’ field.
You can select the articles to annotate (at least 2) from the list below.

 

List of Documents
Group 1 – Julia Noordegraaf
  1. http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/01/disney-measles-and-the-fantasyland-of-vaccine-perfection.html
  2. http://www.naturalnews.com/049351_measles_outbreak_MMR_vaccine_Disneyland.html
  3. http://vaxtruth.org/2015/01/measles/
  4. https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/say-it-aint-so-mickey-a-holiday-measles-outbreak-makes-the-happiest-place-in-the-world-sad/
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6414a1.htm
  6. http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/disneyland-measles-outbreak-linked-vaccine-rate-article-1.2151859
  7. http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2015/3/17/low-vaccination-rates-to-blame-for-disneyland-measles-outbreak
  8. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/NR15-002.aspx
  9. http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00376.asp
  10. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203906
  11. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/disney-measles-outbreak-mousetrap-ignorance
  12. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/disney-measles-outbreak-mousetrap-ignorance?page=2

Group 2 – Lora Aroyo

  1. http://www.kidnurse.org/parents-unvaccinated-child-exposed-family-measles/
  2. http://www.kidnurse.org/my-journey-leaving-the-anti-vaccination-movement/
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/048383_measles_outbreak_Disneyland_vaccine_inserts.html
  4. http://wonkette.com/580106/today-in-duh-science-yes-anti-vaxxers-caused-disneyland-measles-outbreak-duh-science
  5. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/01/anti-vaccinators-react-to-measles-outbreak.html
  6. http://ldi.upenn.edu/voices/2015/01/31/don-t-expect-a-disneyland-effect
  7. http://www.modernalternativemama.com/2015/01/23/enough-enough-blaming-anti-vaxxers/
  8. http://mom.me/blog/16898-dont-blame-disney-blame-anti-vaxxers/
  9. http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/the-truth-about-measles-the-mainstream-media-is-suppressing/
  10. http://www.infowars.com/disneyland-measles-outbreak-caused-by-vaccine/
  11. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/08/375832981/measles-makes-an-unwelcome-visit-to-disneyland
  12. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-measles-disneyland-20150116-story.html
  13. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html?_r=0

Group 3 – Ivar Vermeulen

  1. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/this-is-my-son-griffin-and-he-may-have-measles-and-im-angry-angry-as-hell/news-story/8657486491ed812075170739e7a459fc
  2. http://www.naturalnews.com/048519_vaccines_measles_virus_shedding.html
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/048940_measles_outbreak_virus_shedding_Disneyland.html
  4. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/vaccinated-spreading-measles-who-merck-cdc-documents-confirms
  5. http://www.nvic.org/nvic-vaccine-news/january-2015/measles-in-disneyland-third-mmr-shot-and-vaccine.aspx
  6. http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/04/us-measles-hoax-cdc-who-merck-documents-proves-vaccinated-are-spreading-virus/
  7. http://www.globalresearch.ca/measles-outbreak-documented-among-fully-immunized-group-of-children/5431567
  8. http://heavy.com/social/2015/02/measles-vaccine-vaccination-conspiracy-theories/
  9. https://atlasmonitor.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/the-vaccine-debate-what-theyre-not-telling-you/
  10. http://www.wired.com/2015/01/vaccinated-people-get-measles-disneyland-blame-unvaccinated/
  11. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-raff/dear-parents-you-are-being-lied-to-about-vaccines_b_5112620.html
  12. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-measles-disneyland-idUSKBN0MC1OJ20150316

Group 4 – Davide Ceolin

  1. http://insideupmc.upmc.com/disney-measles-outbreak-a-consequence-of-low-vaccination-rates-easy-travel/
  2. http://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/03/16/low-vaccination-rates-helped-stoke-disneyland-measles-outbreak/
  3. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/01/26/whats-really-behind-the-measles-outbreak
  4. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/03/18/3635358/disneyland-vaccine-study/
  5. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/whos-risk-measles-maybe-think/
  6. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2015/08/reports-show-early-childhood-immunization-rates-stay-high-exemption-levels
  7. http://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/anti-vaxxers-blame-disneyland-measles-outbreak-report-concludes-0
  8. http://justthevax.blogspot.nl/2015/01/disneyland-measles-outbreak-is-due-to.html
  9. http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/blog/measles-disneyland-and-renegade-pediatrician-new-york-times
  10. http://www.activistpost.com/2015/01/the-disney-measles-outbreak-mousetrap.html
  11. https://www.yahoo.com/news/disney-measles-outbreak-sparked-vaccination-debate-ends-204440487.html?ref=gs
  12. http://oredigger.net/2015/03/measles-outbreak-reignites-vaccination-debate/
  13. http://www.webmd.com/children/vaccines/news/20150316/low-vaccination-rates-likely-behind-disney-measles-outbreak-study

QuPiD at the second Dutch Royal Library ‘Newspaper Day’

The Dutch Royal Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) hosts a wealth of digitized Dutch newspapers.  On the 20th of January a conference was held there on how to do research on changing ‘concepts’ over time in newspapers and other digitized Dutch sources. Serge ter Braake held a presentation there on how to do research on concepts in literary magazine De Gids in the nineteenth century, proposing a step-by-step plan and addressing three main techniques.

A report of the day can be found here.

 

QuPID paper at DRIFT-a-LOD workshop

On 20 November Serge ter Braake presented the following paper at the DRIFT-a-LOD workshop in Bologna, at EKAW:

Antske Fokkens, Serge ter Braake , Isa Maks and Davide Ceolin: ‘On the Semantics of Concept Drift: Towards Formal Definitions of Semantic Change‘.

2 days later the same paper was presented in Amsterdam at the KNAW DESIDERIA meeting on concept drift.

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Ter Braake at the DRIFT-a-LOD Workshop in Bologna

QuPiD at the ExProM Workshop @ COLING 2016

On December 12, Chantal van Son presented the following paper at the Extra-Propositional Aspects of Meaning (ExProM) in Computational Linguistics Workshop, which was collocated with the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016) in Osaka, Japan:

Chantal van Son, Emiel van Miltenburg and Roser Morante (2016). Building a Dictionary of Affixal Negations.

The slides can be viewed below.

Capturing the Ineffable @ EKAW 2016

Our paper “Capturing the Ineffable: Collecting, Analysing, and Automating Web Document Quality Assessment” has been presented at the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2016) in Bologna. The slides are as follows:

The paper can be found here:

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-49004-5_6