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Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord

Maarten de Rijke is full professor of Information Processing and Internet in the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. He holds MSc degrees in Philosophy and Mathematics, and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science. He worked as a postdoc at CWI, before becoming a Warwick Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. He joined the University of Amsterdam in 1998, and was appointed full professor in 2004.

He leads the Information and Language Processing Systems group. While relatively young, this group has rapidly established itself as one of the leading academic research groups in information retrieval in Europe. His current focus is on intelligent web information access, with projects on vertical search engines, question answering, weakly or semi-structured documents, and multilingual information.

He currently holds one of the prestigious Pionier grants, has published over 250 papers, has published or edited over a dozen books, is editor for various journals and book series, and coordinates the evaluation efforts of the Crosslingual Web Track at CLEF and of the Dutch Question Answering task within CLEF.