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Feb 20 2024

Open Call #4 First Webinar


Date: 9/2/2024 9:00-10:00 CET.
Topic: Open Call Webinar OC4.1
Venue: Online

In this webinar, you will discover the list of topics for this fourth Open Call, its scope, and ten services offered to beneficiairies. Join us and discover how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during up to 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar presented by Mirko Presser, NGI Search Project lead.

NGI Search Open Call #4 Webinar 1 REPLAY


Feb 15 2024

Stand-Up Meeting #2


Date: February 15
Place: Online
Projects: ChatDKG, WAISE, VERIF.AI. 

NGI-Search monthly Stand-up meetings have the aim to leverage the NGI Search community and to identify possible synergies between NGI Searchers. It also offers projects the opportunity to showcase and disseminate about their technologies.
Click on the name of each project below to access to the podcasts and discover what it is all about: 

Check the project podcasts 📢 

Feb 04 2024

(Re)Search Dev and Policy @ FOSDEM and OFFDEM 2024

Event: FOSDEM 2024 (and OFFDEM 2024)
Place: Brussels Free University (ULB)
Author: Renée RIDGWAY, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Aarhus University
Department: SHAPE Centre (School of Communication and Culture Department of Digital Design and Information Studies)/BTECH


In early February, FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) happened in Brussels, as it does every year, since 2000 as OSDEM and from 2001 as FOSDEM, (at the request of Richard Stallman). Focussing on free and open-source software development and the F(L)OSS movement in general, FOSDEM enables developers to meet up and present their latest applications of free and open-source software. Saturday, the first day of the conference, I attended the keynote lecture by Laura Durieux entitled ‘Where have the women of tech history gone?’, which provided a rich overview of frequently overlooked or forgotten contributions by women to the history of technology. ( As most now realise, Ada Lovelace is considered the first programmer and importantly for the field of search, in the 1970s Karen Spärck Jones focused on NLP and information retrieval, developing TF-IDF (term document frequency), the relevance of specific keyword in the text that is used by most search engines (and SEO). 

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EU programme:  HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01  


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 101069364 and it is framed under Next Generation Internet Initiative.

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