I’m a researcher on the Dutch CLARIAH project where we’re building a research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. In Work Package 3 (Linguistics), we develop tools to aid researchers in analysing textual data.

From March 2013 until January 2016 I was a researcher on the NewsReader project at VU University. In the NewsReader project, we try to reconstruct news stories from daily news streams. By extracting the who, what, where and when of each article and merging it with previously extracted knowledge, we aim to provide professional decision makers with a condensed but complete picture.

From October 2009 until March 2013, I worked on the Agora project, where we tried to facilitate and assess the impact of digitally mediated public history in collaboration with Rijksmuseum and the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision. I am particularly interested in the interaction between Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web.

During my Ph.D. project, I worked on the MITCH project at Tilburg University. My project was concerned with improving data quality and advanced knowledge presentation through (sometimes automatically induced) ontologies. To see what else I’ve been up to before and during my Ph.D. project you can have a look at my CV or my publications. My Ph.D. thesis can be found here.

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