Led by Piek Vossen, a group of scientists at VU University automatically divided 11,700 questions from NWO’s National Research Agenda into clusters. On the basis of language technology and mathematical equations of the most important words, there were slightly over 60 clusters of questions found which at their turn were classified in a few hundred sub-clusters. Important themes are health and energy, but also big data, art, and sports. NWO is happy with this analysis. The VU Topic Browser allows NWO to quickly and efficiently process the large number of responses.
National Science Agenda VU Topic Browser — by Emiel van Miltenburg, Kasper Welbers, Hennie van der Vliet, Wouter van Atteveldt, Piek Vossen
National Science Agenda VU Topic Browser The graph shows 60 clusters and a few hundred sub-groups found in 11,700 questions from NWO’s National Research Agenda.
Scientists determine the Dutch Science Agenda together with companies, civil society organisations and interested citizens. The agenda consolidates the themes that science will focus on in the coming years. What are the favourable opportunities for Dutch science and how can science contribute to finding solutions for societal challenges and making the most of economic opportunities?
Call for Papers 8th International Global Wordnet Conference 2016
The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 8th International Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2016).
Bucharest, Romania, January 27-30, 2016
Global Wordnet Association: www.globalwordnet.org
Conference website: http://gwc2016.racai.ro/
The conference will be hosted by the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” of the Romanian Academy (local organization: Verginica Mititelu and Corina Forăscu).
Details about the Association and the conference can be found on the conference website (http://gwc2016.racai.ro/).
Kick-off meeting set for the new 7th Framework EC project NewsReader: January 15-16, 2013 at the VU University Amsterdam. Further info on the NEW website.