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Rinke Hoekstra

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, and guest researcher at the VU University Amsterdam. The past two years, I've been working on the BEST project at the Knowledge Representation & Reasoning group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In the past I have been involved with numerous projects, most notably CLIME, E-POWER, and ESTRELLA. I am the main author of the LKIF Core ontology of basic legal concepts, and one of the initial developers of the MetaLex XML format for legal sources. I am a member of the OWL Working Group and the eGov Interest Group of the W3C on behalf of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. I am secretary of Jurix, the foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems, which organises the annual Jurix conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Law.

Recent publications

  • The dataLegend ecosystem for historical statistics

    • Hoekstra R
    • Meroño-Peñuela A
    • Rijpma A
    • et al.
  • The benefits of Linked Data for the social sciences Analysing economic drivers and network effects of international migration based on semantically integrated data

    • Ceolan F
    • Alivanistos D
    • Dentler K
    • et al.

Professional experience


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

September 2011 - Present


Universiteit van Amsterdam

January 2009 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Utrecht University

March 2009 - December 2010(2 years)


Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam University

September 2001 - December 2008(7 years)



Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam University

January 2004 - September 2009(6 years)

MSc Artificial Intelligence

Universiteit van Amsterdam - Amsterdam University

September 1995 - August 2001(6 years)

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