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Willem van Hage

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • 36PublicationsNumber of items in Willem's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 24Followers

Recent publications

  • Assessing trust for determining the reliability of information

    • Ceolin D
    • van Hage W
    • Schreiber G
    • et al.
  • The Simple Event Model Tutorial

    • van Hage W
    • Ceolin D

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

VU University Amsterdam

April 2010 - Present


VU University Amsterdam

August 2008 - April 2009(8 months)



TNO Science & Industry / VU University Amsterdam

August 2004 - August 2008(4 years)

MSc (Theoretical) Computer Science

Universiteit van Amsterdam

September 1997 - April 2004(7 years)

Research interests

trust modelingevaluation methodologyontology matchingknowledge acquisitiontemporal reasoningspatial reasoninginformation integrationinformation retrievallinked datasemantic web


Willem Robert van Hage is a researcher in the fields of information integration on the web. His main research topics in the past years are geospatio-temporal semantics, ontology alignment, and ontology learning. Since 2006 he has been a co-organizer of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI), a collaborative benchmarking effort for the evaluation of ontology alignment techniques. He has led the development of the Simple Event Model (SEM), an ontology for the description of events. In the past years he has worked on the combination of Semantic Web reasoning (RDF(S), OWL) and geospatio-temporal reasoning, developing a spatiotemporal indexing package for the popular SWI-Prolog programming language, which has led to a best paper award at the EKAW 2010 conference.

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