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Prof. dr. ir. Wessel Kraaij
Projectleader of the COMMIT project SWELL (Smart Reasoning Systems for Well-being at Work and at Home)
Wessel Kraaij is a senior scientist working for TNO since 1995. He is also extraordinary professor Information Filtering and Aggregation at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has been leading several applied research projects in the areas of information retrieval, language technology and content management. His main research interests are language technology and multimedia retrieval.
He (co-) authored over 70 research papers for workshops, conferences and journals as well as several book chapters in the areas of cross language information retrieval, web retrieval, multimedia retrieval, summarization, topic detection and tracking, language modeling for IR and NLP enhanced IR. He is a regular reviewer for IR journals, EU ERC proposals and program committee member of conferences in the area of information retrieval and natural language processing.
Since 2003 he is co-coordinator of the NIST TRECVID benchmarking workshop on video retrieval. He has served on PhD thesis committees and is a regular guest lecturer at several Dutch universities. He was general co-chair of SIGIR 2007, the premier IR conference.