The Benefits of Linking Metadata for Internal and External users of an Audiovisual Archive

[This post describes the Master Project work of Information Science students Tim de Bruyn and John Brooks and is based on their theses] Audiovisual archives adopt structured vocabularies for their metadata management. With Semantic Web and Linked Data now becoming more and more stable and commonplace technologies, organizations are looking now at linking these vocabularies […]

Dancing and Semantics

This post describes the MSc theses of Ana-Liza Tjon-a-Pauw and Josien Jansen.  As a semantic web researcher, it is hard to sometimes not see ontologies and triples in aspects of my private life. In this case, through my contacts with dancers and choreographers, I have since a long time been interested in exploring knowledge representation […]


2020 Francis Dittoh, Hans Akkermans, Victor de Boer, Anna Bon, Wendeline Tuyp, and Andre Baart. 2020. Information Access for Low-Resource Environments. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 325–326. DOI: Robert Bwana, Andre Baart, Victor de Boer, Francois Lenfant, […]


I teach a number of courses at the VU computer science department for the BSc. and MSc. level. I am Master Project coordinator for the Information Sciences Master and  am active in the Digital Humanities minor. I am member of the “Docententeam” and the “Opleidingscommissie IMM/IS”. I also am active in the “Verkenningscommissie” that investigates possibilities for further collaboration between […]