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Scientific organizers

Organizer:
Piek Vossen (Computational Linguistics and Lexicology, VU, Amsterdam)

Co-organizers:
Lora Aroyo (Human Semantics & Semantic Web, CrowdTruth @IBM/VU, Amsterdam)
Antske Fokkens (VU, Amsterdam)
Julia Noordegraaf (Media Studies, UvA, Amsterdam)
Ivar Vermeulen (Social Sciences, VU, Amsterdam)
Chris Welty (Massive Scale NLP & Semantics, VU/Google, New York, USA)

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Language, Knowledge and People in Perspective

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From: Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 through Friday 21 Apr 2017
Venue: Lorentz Center@Snellius, Leiden, The Netherlands

Project website https://sites.google.com/site/lorentzperspective/
Lorentz Center website https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2017/878/info.php3?wsid=878&venue=Snellius

There is no such thing as simple text

Workshop description and aim

Finding knowledge and information is becoming an almost trivial task on the web. Understanding its value, the credibility and perspective of its source, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly problematic. Technology lags behind when it comes to providing users with proper tools.

In this workshop, we want to study and discuss all aspects of knowledge and information perspective in language, the implications for the representation, access and exploitation of knowledge and information and the impact on individuals and groups in society.

The workshop aims to bring together the best researchers from different disciplines on this topic, among which (computational) linguistics, media studies, social sciences, semantic web, and artificial intelligence, in order to define a roadmap for future research and technological solutions to model information, knowledge and mediated communication from the micro-level up to the macro-level. The workshop also focuses on application aspects of perspective relations by inviting industry, government organizations and journalists to take part in practical hands-on sessions and discussions.

Workshop Program

Day 1 – Tuesday April 18, 2017 — Getting started

Introduction: Piek Vossen 10:00 11:00
Who is who? 11:00 12:30
Lunch 12:30 14:00
Industry & Application perspective 14:00 15:30
Coffee break 15:30 16:00
Plenary discussion on future collaborations and projects with industry 16:00 17:00
Welcome reception

Day 2 – Wednesday April 19, 2017
The computational perspective: from micro level symbols to interpretations

09:00 10:00
10:00 11:00
11:00 11:30
Coffee break 11:30 12:00
Breakout session 12:00 13:00
Lunch 13:00 14:30
Plenary presentations & posters/demos 14:30 15:30
Coffee break 15:30 16:00
Plenary discussion 16:00 17:00
Workshop dinner

Day 3 – Thursday April 20, 2017
The impact perspective: from social structures to dynamics and impact

09:00 10:00
10:00 11:00
Coffee break 11:00 11:30
Breakout session 11:30 12:30
Lunch 12:30 14:30
Plenary presentations & posters/demos 14:30 15:30
Coffee break 15:30 16:00
Plenary discussion 16:00 17:00

Day 4 – Friday April 21, 2017
Wrap-up, synthesis and future plans

Summary presentations and synthesis: from symbols to impact 09:30 10:30
Coffee break 10:30 11:15
Breakout session 11:15 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Keynote 14:00 15:00
Roadmap and future actions 15:00 16:00

 


Societal Debate

“A Societal Debate: Vaccines!” Piek Vossen at the Lustrum conference ‘Connected World’ March 2016“A Societal Debate: Vaccines!” Piek Vossen at ‘Connected World’ conference March 2016.

“We do not live in the Information Society: FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE.

We live in a Communication Society: FREE ACCESS TO UNSUPPORTED CLAIMS, LIES, ERRORS, DECEPTION, MANIPULATION, INCONSISTENCIES, TRUST, VAGUENESS, IMPRECISION, MISQUOTES, WRONG CITATIONS.

Scientific organizers

Organizer:
Piek Vossen (Computational Linguistics and Lexicology, VU, Amsterdam)
Co-organizers:
Lora Aroyo (Human Semantics & Semantic Web, CrowdTruth @IBM/VU, Amsterdam)
Julia Noordegraaf (Media Studies, UvA, Amsterdam)
Ivar Vermeulen (Social Sciences, VU, Amsterdam)
Chris Welty (Massive Scale NLP & Semantics, VU/Google, New York, USA)