Research at The IRLab Amsterdam is focused on information retrieval: technology to connect people to information. We follow a human-centered approach, augmenting the abilities of, addressing the societal needs of, and drawing inspiration from people while advancing the state-of-the-art in information retrieval.
At The IRLab Amsterdam we work on search engines, recommender systems, and conversational assistants. We follow a data-driven, machine learning-based approach to contribute to fundamental knowledge in the area of information retrieval with new algorithms, new models, and new evaluation methodology. And we put a heavy emphasis on experimental validation of the algorithms, models and evaluation principles that we propose.
Our team also investigates the influence of the technology that we develop on society.