• Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
One of my PhD students, Mena Badieh Habib, submitted a paper with his research plans in the Neogeography project to the PhD workshop of ICDE2011.
Neogeography: The Challenge of Channelling Large and Ill-Behaved Data Streams
Mena Badieh Habib
Neogeography is the combination of user generated data and experiences with mapping technologies. In this paper we propose a research project to extract valuable structured information with a geographic component from unstructured user generated text in wikis, forums, or SMSes. The project intends to help workers communities in developing countries to share their knowledge, providing a simple and cheap way to contribute and get benefit using the available communication technology.
The paper will be presented at the PhD workshop co-located with ICDE 2010, 11 April 2011, Hannover, Germany [details]
• Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
On November 16th (1st defense) and December 14th (public 2nd defense) Antoon Bronselaer of the University of Ghent defended his PhD thesis “Coreferentie van atomaire en complexe objecten” (Co-reference of atomatic and complex objects). I was member of his PhD committee. His research provides a well-founded and well-validated possibilistic framework for co-reference of objects, also known as entity resolution or record linkage. The possibilistic approach is especially suited for circumstances where data and its origins are incomplete and uncertain.
[Antoon Bronselaer, publications, Vakgroep Telecommunicatie en Informatieverwerking, University of Ghent, Belgium]
• Tuesday, December 07th, 2010
Op 7 december heb ik het tweede onderwijsseminar ingeleid over “Publiceren door studenten”, een onderwerp dat ik ook zelf had aangedragen. Samen met Nelly Litvak (TW/SOR) en Raymond Veldhuis (EL/SAS) zat ik ook in een panel tbv forumdiscussie over dit onderwerp geleid door de opleidingsdirecteur van EL, Wouter Olthuis. Het was een levendige discussie waaraan in totaal 25 docenten aan deelnamen.
[verslag en slides]