Dolf Trieschnigg


Function:PostDoc (Former)


I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente. I am interested in various areas of information retrieval and natural language processing.
After receiving my MSc degree in computer science from the University of Twente, I started my PhD project in the area of biomedical information retrieval under supervision of prof. dr. Franciska de Jong and prof. dr. ir. Wessel Kraaij. During my PhD project I worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge as a visiting researcher (to work with Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann). In my PhD work I investigated how to incorporate domain knowledge into search engines for biomedical researchers. I adapted conventional models for cross-lingual information retrieval to effectively incorporate knowledge from concept thesauri in the retrieval process.

After receiving my PhD degree in 2010, I joined the Database Group of the University of Twente as a postdoctoral researcher, where I worked on distributed information retrieval. Since 2012, I have worked for the Meertens Insitute in Amsterdam and the Human Media Interaction group as part of the FACT (Folktales As Classifiable Text) project. In this project I am researching techniques to (semi) automatically assign metadata to Dutch folktales collected in the Dutch folktale database.