Search Engines

Search engines are now being created that address search requests in an intelligent way

Through our knowledge of their theory, we are developing search engines that can adapt online, while users interact.

Using the large amounts of available user-generated content on the web, we are developing retrieval models that can search and analyse subjective information. Blogs, discussion forums and streams of tweets, for example, all form rich sources of personal experiences and opinions, which we can use to track, explain and even predict online behaviour.

The monthly Meetup of the ADS-supported Search Engines Amsterdam initiative connects industrial and academic research on search engines. For more details, please sign-up: MEETUP.

Our researchers

Maarten de Rijke

Founding Director - ADS | Professor of Information Retrieval - UvA IvI | Director - IvI
  • Information Retrieval
  • Search Engines
  • Text mining

Evangelos Kanoulas

Professor of Text Analytics & Information Retrieval - UvA
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Text mining
  • Web search