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Vossen e.a. organizing workshop @ SemEval-2018 Task: “Counting Events and Participants in the Long Tail”, New Orleans, June 5-6, 2017


Marten Postma, Filip Ilievski, and Piek Vossen are hosting task 5 at SemEval-2018, entitled “Counting Events and Participants within Highly Ambiguous Data covering a very Long Tail”. This is a “referential quantification” task that requires systems to establish the meaning, reference and identity of events and participants in news articles. The task data […]

See you in Paradiso Amsterdam, March 25, 2018 #3rd Paradisolezing on Language & Computers ?

Paradisolezingen 2018

februari – juni 2018 Paradiso, Weteringschans 6, Amsterdam

Op zondag 25 maart 2018 houdt Piek Vossen de derde Paradisolezing in de serie DE NIEUWE MENS met als titel “Help, de computer begrijpt mij niet! Kunnen computers de betekenis van taal leren herkennen?

De Nieuwe Mens versmelting van mens en techniek: een volgende stap […]

Conference programme and social events online 9th Global WordNet Conference Singapore

As co-president and co-founder of the Global WordNet Association, I am pleased tot announce that the conference and social events programme is online for the 9th Global WordNet Conference in Singapore, 8 – 12 January, 2018: Registration will be open until January 1st 2018 and online registration includes membership of the Global WordNet Association.

Furthermore, GWC2018 has […]

Research Masters meet Language Industry: a meet & greet between companies and master students, organized by our Computational Lexicology and Terminology Lab


The Computational Lexicology and Terminology Lab (CLTL) is organizing a MEET & GREET Human Language Technology / CLTL on Friday December 08, 2017 13:30 – 18:00.


In the afternoon of Friday December 8th, 2017m students from the Humanities Research Master meet companies and organizations interested in students in Language Technology and other disciplines […]

Vossen Organizer 9th International Global WordNet Conference in Singapore


As co-president and chair of the Global Wordnet Association I am pleased to announce the 9th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2018), to be held in Singapore from January 8-12, 2018.

This conference is hosted by the Computational Linguistics Lab at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Global WordNet Association.


Article in VU Magazine about my pepper-robot Leolani


Interview in VU Magazine on my pepper-robot Leolani.

Leolani: like her on Facebook.

More info on my Spinoza-prize-projects ” Understanding Language by Machines“.

More info on Spinoza University Research Fellows.

Invited talk on “Publishing from a reviewer’s perspective”, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Nov. 14, 2017


Invited talk on “Publishing from a reviewer’s perspective” at UBVU seminar How to publish a world-class paper: The Humanities & Social Sciences edition, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Agora 3 (Hoofdgebouw, 3e Etage, De Boelelaan 1105), 9.30-12.30, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, November 14, 2017.

Keynote talk Vossen at ICT next generation November 17, 2017


Keynote talk at ICTng (ICT next generation, a network of the next generation of ICT researchers in the Netherlands)

Friday, November 17, 2017, 10.40 – 18.00 uur. The event is free of charge.

Winkel van Sinkel, Oudegracht 158, 3511 AZ Utrecht



Registration OPEN 9th Global WordNet Conference 2018

The GWC 2018 registration site is published @ at

Please register and also attend the event on Facebook @

Note that at least one author of the papers should be registered before November 25th before a paper will be accepted in the proceedings. Others can register online after November 25th till January 1st […]

CLTL-software van mijn Lab laat zien dat moslims worden gestereotypeerd. Meediscussiëren over hoe we hier mee om gaan? Aanmelden workshop: Stereotyperende microportretten in (politieke) berichtgeving.

CLTL-software van mijn Computational Lexicology & Terminology Lab laat zien dat moslims worden gestereotypeerd.

Meediscussiëren over hoe we hier mee om gaan? Aanmelden workshop: Stereotyperende microportretten in (politieke) berichtgeving.

Een interactieve workshop over de rol van de media in een samenleving op zoek naar verbinding. Door de keuzes die journalisten dagelijks maken, worden verschillende […]