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Paradiso-lezing 3 op 15 maart 2018

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 […]

Invited talk @ Rotary Weesp


Invited talk on NewsReader/Spinoza @ Rotary Weesp, September 25, 2017

Aaltje, Herengracht 33, 1382 AH Weesp

Keynote talk @ CLARIN2017, Budapest


Invited as a keynote speaker at CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, Hungary, September 18-20, 2017

URF conference VU University


VU University Research Fellowship (URF) is a programme developed for a select number of internationally renowned scientists at VU University Amsterdam. It is a token of appreciation and a public tribute to the university’s most excellent scientists for their extraordinary research performances. These scientists will be entitled to reward the best student of […]

Piek Vossen in docureeks “Dankzij Spinoza” – NTR/NPO Cultura 5 oktober 2017 19u45


De NTR zendt een interviewreeks “Dankzij Spinoza” uit op NPO Cultura (online en Ziggo-kanaal 222), steeds op donderdag om ca. 19u45 (tevens te zien via

In iedere aflevering van de vierdelige reeks “Dankzij Spinoza” vertelt een Spinozaprijswinnaar van dit jaar en een van de vorige jaren over de impact van de prijs, waaraan een […]

AI challenge on SemEval2018

How to detect events in the news and count them?

We are running a new AI challenge on SemEval2018:

Task 5: Counting events and event participants in news articles with a very ‘long tail’. If you are interested and if you want to try this, check out:…/

AI truly tested!


Co-organizer workshop Events and Stories in the News @ACL2017



Co-organizer of the workshop Events and Stories in the News co-located with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2017), Vancouver, Canada, August 4, 2017.

Interview Brandpunt-KRO/NCRV



Interview Brandpunt-KRO/NCRV: “De angst van deze hoogleraar: dat iedereen straks weer denkt dat de aarde plat is”.


2nd Call for Papers @ 9th Global WordNet Conference 2018

As co-president and founder 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.

9th Global Wordnet Conference, Singapore

January 8-12, […]

Call for papers workshop SLT-1: Semantics of the Long Tail @ IJCNLP2017


It is a pleasure to invite you to the workshop SLT-1: Semantics of the Long Tail (descending into the Long Tail: from abundant to sparse details in the semantic processing of language), initiated by Piek Vossen, Filip Ilievski and Marten Postma. The workshop is co-located with the IJCNLP 2017 conference, which is organized by the Asian […]