I am very excited to announce the Norvig Web Data Science Award!
Common Crawl and SARA created the award to encourage research in web data science. The award is named in honor of distinguished computer scientist Peter Norvig. Peter is a highly respected leader in several computer science fields including: internet search, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine learning.
The award is open to students and researchers at public universities in the Netherlands. All submissions to the award will utilize Common Crawl’s corpus of web data. Applicants can submit their entries between today (November 15 2012) and January 15 2013. Submissions will be judged by Peter along with four other eminent computer scientists and the winner will be notified by February 15 2013. For full details about the award, please see the award website.
Everyone at Common Crawl and SARA is very excited to see what the Dutch students and researchers create using Common Crawl data! If you are a affiliated with a public university in the Netherlands you should definitely apply. Those who are e not affiliated with a Dutch university will still benefit from the award because the code for all submissions will be open source licensed. There are sure to be some phenomenal projects that will serve as inspiration for what you can do with Common Crawl data and provide code you can build on. Stay tuned for updates about the submissions and for the announcement of the winner in February 2013.