Projects & PhD students

Current projects

Current projects with bachelor and master students are listed here.

PhD projects supervised

Current PhD students

  • Amin Abolghasemi: Graph browsing for professional search (2021-now, LIACS, H2020 DoSSIER project)
  • Arian Askari: User profiling for professional search: towards explainable legal Information Retrieval (2020-now, LIACS, H2020 DoSSIER project)
  • Xue Wang: Constructing a Unified Knowledge Base by joint Deep Learning from images and text (2019-now, LIACS, CSC project)
  • Juan Bascur Cifuentes: Interactive visual browsing and retrieval of scientific literature (2019-now, collaboration with CWTS)
  • Anne Dirkson: Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining from patient experience repositories (2018-now, collaboration with LUMC)
  • Hugo de Vos: PolicyDoc: text mining from European Union documents (2017-now, collaboration with FGGA)
  • Gineke Wiggers: Measuring Relevance and Relations of Dutch Legal Publications (2017-now, collaboration with Faculty of Law)

Completed PhD supervisions

External PhD students supervised

  • Myrthe Reuver, VU, co-supervised with Antske Fokkens on the NWO project Rethinking news algorithms: nudging users towards diverse news exposure (2020-now)
  • Sophia Althammer, TU Wien, co-supervised with Allan Hanbury on the project Information in Production, part of the H2020 DoSSIER project (2020-now)
  • Stephanie Segura, University of Sheffield, co-supervised with Elaine Toms on the project Tasks in the Enterprise, part of the H2020 DoSSIER project (2021-now)

Past projects

  • Digital tools for knowledge extraction for (rare) cancers (co-applicant), Voucher project funded by the Ministry of Health. With 4 cancer patient communities, in collaboration with TNO.
  • SmartFile: from keyboard to patient, and the follow-up project, ‘Learning from registration’, (co-applicant), in collaboration with Hogeschool Codarts, the startup company ‘SmartFile’, 10 sports physiotherapy practices and the Dutch Association for Physical Therapy in Sport Healthcare (Funded by RAAK-SIA)
  • The reach of junk news on Facebook, in collaboration with Nieuwscheckers.
  • Empowerment of patients (co-applicant), pilot project for hypothesis generation based on text mining from patient forums, in collaboration with TNO and LUMC (funded by SIDN)
  • DISCOSUMO: Discussion Thread Summarization for Mobile Devices (financed by NWO Creative Industries), with Tilburg University and Sanoma Media BV (2015-2019)
  • Wisdom of the crowds, Patient empowerment in online support communities (casus 3) (co-applicant), with RIVM and (2016)
  • PFM: Patient forum mining (co-applicant), with TNO and, financed by SIDN (2016)
  • QUINN (main applicant): Query Updates for News moNitoring (financed by a COMMIT valorization grant), with TNO and LexisNexis (2015)
  • SWELL: smart reasoning systems for well-being at work and at home (financed by COMMIT), with TNO, Philips, Noldus, University of Twente, Roessingh R&D, Innovalor, and Sense/Almende (2012-2016)
  • RemBench (main applicant): A Digital Workbench for Rembrandt Research (financed by CLARIN-NL), with Huygens ING and RKD (2013-2014)
  • Rembrandt Documents: A new digital infrastructure for accessing, analysing, and interpreting original written and printed documents related to the life and art of the world-renowned Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), with Huygens ING and the Rembrandthuis Museum (2012-2013).
  • PoliticalMashup: Automatic classification of political texts, with University of Amsterdam (2012-2013)
  • Route 66 explorative text mining, for De Baak (2012)
  • ComPoli: Communicatie en revalidatie digiPoli, with Sint Maartenskliniek (2011-2012)
  • Extracting Factoids from Dutch texts (main applicant), financed by a Google European Digital Humanities Award (2011-2012)
  • Inventarisatie TST en Onderwijs, for Nederlandse TaalUnie (2011)
  • Feasibility study speech synthesis, for Dedicon (2011)
  • TM4IP: Text Mining for Intellectual Property, financed by MatrixWare (2009-2011)
  • In Search of the Why, PhD project (2005-2009)