Invited (Keynote) Talks / Interviews / TV / Radio

  • Invited keynote at the 36th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX2023), Maastricht, December 19, 2023.
  • Invited keynote on “ChatGPT, wat doe je eraan? ” at “ChatGPT: een jaar na lancering“, KNAW Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, November 30, 2023.
  • Guest lecture on “Creating memories from observations and conversations through Human-Robot interaction” at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS), TU Delft, Delft, November 27, 2023.
  • Invited keynote on “Meaning in a cross-lingual language model” at Amsterdam AI Annual Highlights Event, Amsterdam, November 23, 2023. 
  • Invited keynote on “De (on)mogelijkheden van ChatGPT”  @ the yearly event “Gaat ChatGPT alles veranderen?” of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals (KNVI), Den Haag, November 23, 2023. 
  • Invited Panelist at the first AI symposium on LLM/Foundation Models focusing on cross-discipline interaction, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 17-18, 2023.
  • Podcast “nooit meer schrijven” door ChatGTP ?, Academic Language Programme aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 26, 2023.
  • Invited keynote on “Leolani: een sociale robot die een gesprek aangaat om jou te leren kennen” @ Symposium Topic of the Year – Robots: key to marketing data and insights!, June 1, 2023. 
  • Invited talk at the opening of the exhibition Creating the Commons!, May 11, 2023.
  • Online keynote over ChatGTP voor VRI, April 13, 2023.
  • Invited keynote voor KNVI over ChatGPT: Een zegen of een vloek?, April 3, 2023.
  • Podcast INT: ChatGPT, een hallucinerende babbelaar, March 28, 2023.
  • Interview on “Will computers replace scientists?” in AdValvas, Jaargang 70 (page 24-25) , February 2023.
  • Interview on ChatGTP in NemoKennislink, February 5, 2023.
  • Interview “Kunstmatige intelligentie groeit hard, staan er banen op de tocht?”, RTL Nieuws, February 2, 2023
  • Interview on ChatGTP, VU Magazine, December 22, 2022.
  • HI Panel: Do agents need bodies?, December 9, 2022.
  • Interview Omroep Zwart, November 3, 2022.
  • Interview Computable, October 5, 2022.
  • Presentation of our social robot LeoLani to Mr. Robert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, July 13, 2022.
  • Interview NLP, August 15, 2022.
  • Invited keynote talk on LeoLani at Probus, Heerlen, April 20, 2022.
  • Interview KNAW, April 18, 2022.
  • Invited keynote talk on “Communicative Robots for aligning humans and machines”, TNO App. AI Splash Event 2022, Jaarbeurs Utrecht, October 6, 2022.
  • Invited (online) keynote talk on Digital Data Talk on “Praten met Apparaten” and our project LeoLani @ MOA Fair Data, February 18, 2022. 
  • Invited (online) keynote talk on “Framing situations in the Dutch Language“, Schultink lecture LOT Winter School, January 20, 2022.
  • Teaching robots to talk“: How does language refer to reality? How do we use language and context to understand each other? What can we learn about this issues from teaching AI to talk? Piek Vossen and his team at VU Amsterdam are searching for the answers. Vrije Universiteit on Youtube:
  • Invited keynote on “From Signal to Knowledge-graph and Back Again Within A Multimodal Interaction Application” @ Huawei Cloud Service Online Summit 2021, November 3, 2021.
  • Invited talk on Language Data Studies and Focusing on the Language Data Revolution @TAUS Virtual Data Summit, October 14, 2021.
  • Invited keynote talk on “Controlling the language of robots to learn about the world and create a common ground” @ the Seventh International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL2020/21), Co-located with SEMANTiCS 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 9, 2021.
  • Invited keynote talk at CLaDA-BG 2021 Conference, September 6, 2022.
  • Slimmer dan de Robot“, Huawei Newsletter, April 23, 2021.
  • Invited keynote talk on my COVID-19 research @ Werkgroep Technologie en Zorg of D66 Zorg en Welzijn, landelijke Thema-Afdeling, online 25 februari 2021.
  • Invited guest chief editor for DIXIT (magazine on Taal- en Spraaktechnologie (TST) van NOTaS) on “TST van Betekenis“, jaargang 17, januari 2021.
  • Invited speaker at Virtual Round Table on Artificial Intelligence by European Academy on Religion and Society (EARS), online, January 28, 2021.
  • VU 1-Minute on our Text Mining Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, January 5, 2021.
  • Invited Guest Lecture ‘The Next Big Thing in de Kunstmatige Intelligentie‘ UvA Online collegereeks (Instituut voor Interdisciplinaire Studies van de Universiteit van Amsterdam) Next Big Thing – NRC Webwinkel, online, November 30, 2020.
  • Invited talk on ‘Referential Search’ @ HUAWEI Helsinki Cloud Service Summit 2020, online, November 6, 2020
  • Invited talk @ talkshow on “AI en de toekomst van Media”, Dutch Media Week, Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum, October 9,2020.
  • Interview on our research on COVID-19 in NewScientist (page 15), October 1, 2020.
  • Invited Podcast interview, MENS #26, September 22, 2020.
  • Invited for the lockdownedition Max Havelaar, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Universiteitsbibliotheek, Multatulimuseum, September 17, 2020.
  • Invited Guest Lecture for the “Integrative Seminar IV dedicated to Societal Challenges” at the Bachelor’s programme of Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE), University of Amsterdam, online, June 22, 2020.
  • Interview on ‘Mijn robot begrijpt me: Alice meets Leolani‘, NWO, April 15, 2020.
  • Four full day invited lectures on TextMining at CBS Heerlen, January 9-10 and 16-17, 2020.
  • Invited keynote talk on ‘Smart Humanity’ at Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Informatieprofessionals (KNVI), Eye Amsterdam, december 13, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk @ Deloitte Learn & Shares, Amsterdam, November 19, 2018
  • Invited keynote talk on “Don’t believe everything you see, hear or read: A theory of mind that drives Robot-Human communication” @ the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG2018) on human-robot interaction and the role of Natural Language Generation in Human Robot Interaction, Universiteit van Tilburg, November 6, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk on LeoLani and stand @Vakbeurs, Jaarbeurs Utrecht, November 1, 2018.
  • Radio-interview over Denken met Computers, Radio Swammerdam, October 28, 2018.
  • Invited talk @ KNAW Vaccinatie Symposium “The Way Ahead in Europe”, Amsterdam, October 22, 2018)
  • Invited DIES NATALIS 2018, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, October 19, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk at the 7th edition of the PhD Day, Oosterpoort, Groningen, September 21, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk on “Leolani: a reference machine with a theory of mind for social communication” at 21st International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD2018), Brno, Czech Republic, September 11-14, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk at KNAW Domeinmiddag Geesteswetenschappen: Nep of niet nep: “De veranderlijke halfwaardetijd van kennis en waarheid, en de poging daar grip op te krijgen”, Amsterdam, June 25, 2018.
  • Invited talk @Summerschool Stichting Trainingen Infectie Preventie on “Griepvaccinatie-graad beïnvloed door sociale media: Hoe kan het dat de veelheid aan wetenschappelijke artikelen amper bijdraagt aan de beeldvorming in de sociale media”, Veenendaal, June 20, 2018.
  • Invited keynote talk at HPE Imagine: Recharge Your Brain-Everything Computes @ Reimagine 2018! Barneveld, June 12, 2018.
  • Invited table guest at the Boekmanstichting en de KNAW over Kunst, Techniek en Beleving, Amsterdam, April 20, 2018.
  • Interview BNR Nieuwsradio on chatbots, Dutch National Radio, De Ochtendspits, April 24, 2018.
  • Guest radioshow Jort Kelder: dr. Kelder en Co, VondelCS, March 31, 2018 13.00
  • Invited keynote Paradiso-lecture on Language and Computers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 15, 2018
  • Interview on Robots and Humans, Computable jaargang 51 #5.
  • Invited Keynote talk at ICTng (ICT next generation, a network of the next generation of ICT researchers in the Netherlands), Utrecht, November 17, 2017.
  • Documentary “Dankzij Spinoza” – NTR/NPO Dutch Television, NPO Cultura, October 5, 2017.
  • Documentary “Dankzij Spinoza” – NTR/NPO National Dutch Television, NPO Cultura, October 5, 2017.
  • Interview Magazine Computeridee Nr. 21 sept/okt 2017
  • Radio interview on chatbots @ RTL Nieuws. September 28, 2017
  • Invited keynote talk at Rotary Weesp, Weesp, the Netherlands, September 25, 2017.
  • Invited keynote talk at CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, Hungary, September 18-20, 2017
  • Interview Brandpunt-KRO/NCRV: “De angst van deze hoogleraar: dat iedereen straks weer denkt dat de aarde plat is”, April 26, 2017
  • Interview by De DagWacht Radio 1, Dutch National Radio 1/NPO1, May 18, 2017
  • Invited talk on “NewsReader: aggregating event-centric-knowledge graphs from massive streams of news”, Minisymposium “Proximity in Information Retrieval, “Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS), Delft University of Technology, April 26, 2017.
  • Interview Brandpunt-KRO/NCRVa: “De angst van deze hoogleraar: dat iedereen straks weer denkt dat de aarde plat is”, April 26, 2017.
  • Interview by Reporter Radio on “Fake news, misinformatie en alternatieve feiten“, Dutch National Radio 1/NPO1, April 23, 2017, p.m.
  • Interview by Reporter Radio on “Fake news, misinformatie en alternatieve feiten“, Dutch National Radio 1/NPO1, April 23, 2017, p.m.
  • Interview Vrij Nederland, maandblad 15 december 2016
  • Invited keynote talk on “Dynamic modelling of provenance and perspectives of data” at Responsible Data Science Seminar Series, Amsterdam, November 17, 2016
  • Invited keynote talk on “Granularity and identity of event descriptions” @ Abstract Concepts International Symposium 2016 (CogViM), next to the Tropenmuseum, on Linnaeustraat 2A, 1092 CK. Amsterdam on November 18, 2016.
  • Invited keynote talk at Studiekring Wassenaar, Koninklijke Haagsche Golf- en Country Club, Wassenaar, October 11, 2016
  • Invited panelist on “Big Data” within theme “De Digitale Samenleving” VSNU Café, Den Haag, September 27, 2016.
  • Guest lecture master “Data Mining Techniques“, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, May 11, 2016
  • Invited at round table discussion on “Reproducibility in Language Science and Technology: Ready for the Integrity Debate?” at the Workshop on Research Results Reproducibility and Resources Citation in Science and Technology of Language (4REAL Workshop), co-located co-located with LREC 2016, Portorož, Slovenia, 24th May 2016.
  • Invited talk at Data and Knowledge Management (DKM), a research unit joining the Cognitive Computing line of the Center for Information Technology – Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy, April 27, 2016.
  • Invited keynote talk at the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLING2016), Konya, Turke, April 3–9, 2016.
  • Invited keynote talk at the Lustrumconference of the VU Universiteit Amsterdam: “Connected World“, Amsterdam, March 18, 2016.
  • Interview on NewsReader in Advalvas nummer 8, 18 december 2015
  • Invited talk at on NewsReader at De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 3, 2015.
  • Invited panelist in the BIG DATA DEBAT at the EUREKA! Festival, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, location Westerliefde, November 29, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk on NewsReader at the seminar on kunstmatige intelligentie en officiële statistiek, organized by CBS, Den Haag, November 23, 2015.
  • Invited talk at Conferentie Onderzoeksjournalistiek “Beter zoeken, dieper graven”, Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten (VVOJ), Nationaal Archief Den Haag, 20-21 november 2015.
  • Invited keynote lezing at DataDonderdag, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, November 19, 2015.
  • invited keynote talk at the 1st OpenMinTeD Interoperability Workshop, the Hague, the Netherlands, November 12, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk at Elsevier Labs Online Lectures, Amsterdam, November 10, 2015.
  • Invited talk @ launch of Data Journal by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), October 20, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk at the e-Humanities Social Sciences track (co-organised with KNAW) of the 3rd National eScience Symposium “the “Accelerating Scientific Discovery Symposium” (Escience Symposium2015) by the Netherlands eScience Center, Amsterdam Arena, October 8, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk on “Modelling provenance and perspectives in Biographical data” at the Wiener Tagung 2015 “Europa baut auf Biographien“, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Hofburg), Wien, October 6, 2015.
  • invited keynote talk at Platform Linked Data, Beeld en Geluid, Hilversum, September 25, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk at Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2015), September 5-11, 2015, Hassar, Bulgaria.
  • Invited keynote talk at Datathon on ‘Linguistic Linked Open Data’, Residencia Lucas Olazábal of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Cercedilla, Spain, June 18, 2015.
  • Posterpresentaties at the 3rd Workshop on EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation, NAACL2015, Denver, June 4, 2015
  • Invited keynote talk at the eHumanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), May 21, 2015.
  • Invited coreferent at the 2nd Abraham Kuyper Lezing, Westerkerk, Amsterdam. April 16, 2015.
  • Invited keynote talk “VOGIN-IP-lezing” at Symposium on Search and Find, organized by Stichting VOGIN and magazine InformatieProfessional, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 26, 2015.
  • Invited talk at colloquium ‘Categories Diversity and Contact’ Radboud University Nijmegen, March 25, 2015.
  • Landelijke MasterLanguage: “Kan de computer concreetheid meten?”, Feb-June 2015.
  • Invited keynote speaker at Converging Media Conference 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 24, 2015
  • Talk on “Words in context: a reference perspective on the lexicon” at MAPLEX 2015, Yamagata, Japan, February 9-11, 2015.
  • Talk on Open Source Dutch WordNet at CLIN 2015, Antwerp, Belgium, February 6, 2015
  • Invited speaker at publiekssymposium on Computational Thinking, KNAW, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 28, 2015
  • Interview “A computer that really understands language“, by Netherlands eScience Center.
  • Guest Lecture for the ICT Onderwijscentrum of the Vrije University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 10, 2008
  • Keynote speaker at Kyoto at the 10th Lustrum of NL Term, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 25,2008
  • Invited speaker at workshop HLT Collaboration between South Africa and the Low Lands, MonkeyValley, South Africa, November 24-25, 2008
  • Invited speaker at VKS / KNAW-workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 14, 2008
  • Invited speaker at LCC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 9, 2008
  • Talk on Cornetto at the Stevin Programmadag, Nederlandse TaalUnie, Hoeven, the Netherlands, September 21, 2008.
  • Invited Keynote speaker on Kyoto at DART 2008: 2nd Workshop on Distributed Agent-based Retrieval Tools, Cagliari, Italy, 10 September 2008
  • Talk on “Integrating lexical units, synsets and ontology in the Cornetto Database”, LREC 2008, Marrakech, Morocco, May 28-30 May 2008.
  • Talk on KYOTO: “A System for Mining, Structuring and Distributing Knowledge Across Languages and Cultures” at LREC 2008, May 28-30, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Talk on “KYOTO: A System for Mining, Structuring, and Distributing Knowledge Across Languages and Cultures”, Fourth International GlobalWordNet Conference – GWC 2008, Szeged, Hungary, January 22-25, 2008.
  • Talk on “The Cornetto Database: the architecture and alignment issues”, the Fourth International GlobalWordNet Conference – GWC 2008, Szeged, Hungary, January 22-25, 2008.
  • Panel on Lexical Units Compounds as Words at the Fourth International GlobalWordNet Conference – GWC 2008, Szeged, Hungary, January 22-25, 2008.
  1. Invited speaker Wordnet, EuroWordNet and Global Wordnet at Dublin University College Ireland, March 22, 2003.
  2. Inivited speaker: Senter, Zwolle
  3. Tutorial Wordnet, EuroWordNet and Global Wordnet, International Conference RANLP-2003 (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing), Borovets, Bulgaria, 10-12 September 2003.
  • Invited Speaker Content for content. XVIII Conference of SEPLN in Valladolid, Spain. 11-13 September 2002.
  • Talk on Extending, Trimming and Fusing Wordnet for Technical Documents, NAACL-2001 Workshop on WordNet and Other Lexical Resources Applications, Extensions and Customizations, Pittsburgh, USA, June 2001.
  • Invited Speaker on “Tuning Document-Based Hierarchies with Generative Principles” at the First International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (ISSCO), Geneva, April 2001 (ISSCO)
  • Invited Speaker WordNet, EuroWordNet and Global Wordnet at the `Computing with Logic, Language, and Information’ Seminar. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation University of Amsterdam (ILLC)
  • Invited Speaker Multilingual Language Technology as a Commercial Business , SPINN seminar, Kopenhagen, Denmark, 26 -27 October 2001.
  • Talk on Towards a Universal Index of Meaning, ACL-99 Workshop, Siglex-99, Standardizing Lexical Resources, p 81- 90, June 21-22, 1999, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  • Course on the use of Wordnets in NLP at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, 1999.
  • Talk on Categories and classifications in EuroWordNet, First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Granada, 28-30 May 1998. 399-408.
  • Talk on EuroWordNet: a multilingual database for information retrieval,DELOS workshop on Cross-language Information Retrieval, March 5-7, 1997, Zurich.
  • Talk on the Multilingual Design of EuroWordNet, ACL/EACL-97 workshop Automatic Information Extraction and Building of Lexical Semantic Resources for NLP Applications, Madrid, July 12th, 1997.
  • Talk on The Multilingual design of the EuroWordNet Database, IJCAI-97, Nagoya, Japan, August 23-29, 1997.
  • Talk on Right or wrong: combing lexical resources in the EuroWordNet project, Euralex-96, Goetheborg, 1996.
  • Lecture on Functional Lexicology at the Amsterdam Summer School, University of Amsterdam, 1992.