Peter Dekker


Artificial intelligence
I study Artificial Intelligence (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam.
Language is an interest of me, both the linguistic and the technical side.


Living Labs: information retrieval evaluation

I am maintaining and extending the Living Labs program at the ILPS research group of the UvA. Living Labs is a project which enables information retrieval researchers to evaluate their search result rankings on users of real websites. Site administrators are in turn able to use technology based on the latest research.

BSc thesis: Dutch dialect phylogeny using bayesian inference

My BSc thesis is about using bayesian inference to create a kinship tree of Dutch dialects. I used data from the Reeks Nederlandse Dialectatlassen. The words were aligned and converted to phonological features, in order to be processed by a bayesian algorithm. The resulting tree was compared with an existing Dutch dialect map.


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