ILPS Information and Language Processing Systems

The Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group is part of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Its research is aimed at intelligent information access, especially in the face of massive amounts of information. The ILPS team works on finding and analyzing content (information retrieval, machine translation, language technology), the analysis of structural information (social networks, linked data) and the analysis of user behavior (self-learning search, log analysis, user studies).

ILPS combines fundamental, experimental and applied research, using a broad range of textual data, data from the web or enterprises, edited or user generated, or obtained from (automatic) transcriptions of audio or video. ILPS is involved in a large number of projects with other groups, both within and outside academia. Its research is funded by NWO, KNAW, the EU and through a range of public-private partnerships.

ILPS is organized in four labs:

AI for Retail (AIR) Lab,
Human Machine Intelligence Lab

Information Retrieval Lab
Language Technology Lab.