LREC Presentation

On Wednesday the 25th of May, Chantal presented her poster on GRaSP: A Multilayered Annotation Scheme for Perspectives at the International Conference of Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), together with co-authors Tommaso Caselli, Antske Fokkens and Piek Vossen. All four of us have been talking non-stop to interested LREC participants (although of course a short pause was taken for the photo…). Thank you all for your interest and feedback!

You can see the poster here. The full paper can be found here.


QuPID2 at 2nd International Workshop on Computational History and Data Driven Humanities

On May 25th QuPID2 researcher Serge ter Braake will present a paper in Dublin at the 2nd International Workshop on Computational History and Data Driven Humanities. The paper is a methodological survey on Digital Humanities tools and data driven research, co-authored by Antske Fokkens, Niels Ockeloen and QuPID2 colleague Chantal van Son.

The entire program can be found here.


Succesful AAA-DS Meeting on Digital Humanities & Social Sciences

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):

Social Sciences:

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!

Marcel Worring
Interesting session with interesting perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. Data science seems to have a big impact on these fields, while the knowledge in these fields will bring new elements to data science.

AAA-DS Meeting – Digital Humanities & Social Sciences

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.

Collaboration with Social Sciences

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.

AAA-DS Meeting – Data structures, models and languages

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.

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AAA-DS Launch Event

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.

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