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Organizer NIAS-Lorentz workshop “Language, Knowledge and People in Perspective”, April 18-21, 2017.

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Organizer of the NIAS-Lorentz workshop “Language, Knowledge and People in Perspective“, April 18-21, 2017.

Project website: https://sites.google.com/site/lorentzperspective/
Lorentz Center website: https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2017/878/info.php3?wsid=878&venue=Snellius

There is no such thing as simple text.

A gathering of academics in tech, social science & media studies to discuss fake news and true news, but also everything in between.

We do not live in the Information Society: FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE.

We live in a Communication Society: FREE ACCESS TO UNSUPPORTED CLAIMS, LIES, ERRORS, DECEPTION, MANIPULATION, INCONSISTENCIES, TRUST, VAGUENESS, IMPRECISION, MISQUOTES, WRONG CITATIONS“.

Finding knowledge and information is becoming an almost trivial task on the web. Understanding its value, the credibility and perspective of its source, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly problematic. Technology lags behind when it comes to providing users with proper tools.

In this workshop, we want to study and discuss all aspects of knowledge and information perspective in language, the implications for the representation, access and exploitation of knowledge and information and the impact on individuals and groups in society.