Yesterday another Amsterdam Data Science Project took place at the VU University of Amsterdam. This time, the event was organized around the theme: “Digital Humanities and Digital Social Sciences”.
Serge ter Braake and Bob van de Velde opened the meeting with an introduction to Digital Humanities and Digital Social Sciences, explaining what the fields have in common, what the differences are between them, and what their relation is to Data Science.
After the introduction, the PostDocs and PhDs presented their individual projects from the AAA programme:
QUPID2 (Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data):
Finally, the meeting was concluded by an interesting discussion about the connection between Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and how they can benefit from or help other Data Science fields. The discussion was introduced and lead by Inger Leemans.
You can find the slides used during the meeting here.
Thanks to all participants for making the meeting a success, and special thanks to Serge and Bob for the organization!
On Thursday 07 April (15:00-17:00), the next AAA-DS meeting will take place at the VU (Room S623, 6th Floor W&N Building). This time, the event is organized around the theme “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”.
This event will showcase the three QuPiD2 projects (representing the Digital Humanities) and the “Bias and engagement in political social media” project (representing the Digital Social Science) from the AAA-DS programme. Following the footsteps of Davide, who took care of the organization of the previous AAA-DS meeting, it is coordinated by our own Serge ter Braake (Project 1: Representation of Data Perspectives).
The event is open for everyone interested in the AAA-DS projects. More information about the programme can be found at the Amsterdam Data Science website. You can register here.
QuPiD2 is reaching out to the Social Sciences!
Over the last few weeks, we have had several meetings with Bob van de Velde, who is a PostDoc on the AAA-DS project “Bias and engagement in political social media”. He is supervised by Evangelos Kanoulas and Claes de Vreese. The questions he addresses in his research touch upon our work in many respects. Hopefully, this is the start of a fruitful collaboration between the Digital Humanities and the Social Siences.
Good news from Project 2 Representation of Data Quality: our paper “Towards Quality Assessment for Digital Humanities Documents” has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 8th International ACM Web Science Conference 2016 (WebSci ’16) and an extended abstract in the proceedings. The conference will take place May 22-25 (2016) in Hannover, Germany.
Last Tuesday, January 26, participants of the AAA-DS projects gathered for our 2nd project meeting at the Science Park of the UvA. The meeting was coordinated by one of our QuPiD2 team members, Davide Ceolin (Project 2: Representation of Data Quality), and was organized around the theme “Data structures, models and languages”.
Davide opened the meeting with a presentation about the different data structures, models and languages used across research fields in all AAA-DS projects.
This was followed by three presentations of invited speakers Peter Boncz (CWI) on Databases, Guus Schreiber (VU) on Webgraphs, and Rinke Hoekstra (VU) on the Relationship between Databases and Webgraphs.
We are happy to share that our paper (Project 3: From Text to Deep Data) on the linguistic annotation of perspectives has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)! The conference will take place May 23-28 (2016) in Portorož, Slovenia.
On 8 December 2015, the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA) held its launch event on Responsible Data Science at the VU University Amsterdam with over 90 attendees.
The event, chaired by Maurits Martijn from De Correspondent, comprised two keynotes presenting their perspective on responsible data science from both technical (Gusz Eiben) and moral (Jeroen van den Hoven) viewpoints, and a discussion session with panelists including Bart Voorn (Ahold group) and Berent Daan (Gemeente Amsterdam).
After the keynotes and the discussion session, we presented the current status of our work. You can find our posters through the links below:
Representation of Data Perspectives
Representation of Data Quality
From Text to Deep Data
Here you can read the Event Report and check out the other posters of the AAA-DS program as well.
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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