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Marijn Koolen


I’m currently working at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands as a researcher and developer.

Previously I worked as senior scientific programmer at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, involved in CLARIAH, a national research infrastructure for Digital Humanities. Specifically I was involved in the work package focused on media scholars and audiovisual media.

Before that I was an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, as well as the Media & Information group of the Faculty of Humanities.

My research focuses on Information Retrieval, Digital Humanities, scholarly annotation, research process support, digital history and digital literary studies.

Research and other projects

Scholarly Web Annotation, Digital Tool Criticism, Transparent Reading Recommender Systems, Data Scopes

Major Publications

Marijn Koolen, Toine Bogers, Antal van den Bosch, Jaap Kamps. Looking for Books in Social Media: An Analysis of Complex Search Requests. In Advances in Information Retrieval – 37th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2015, Vienna, Austria, March 29 – April 2, 2015. Proceedings, pages 184–196, 2015.

Toine Bogers and Marijn Koolen. Defining and Supporting Narrative-driven Recommendation. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, Como, Italy, August 27-31, 2017, pages 238–242, 2017.

Peter Boot and Ronald Haentjes Dekker and Marijn Koolen and Liliana Melgar. Facilitating Fine-grained Open Annotations of Scholarly Sources. In Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada, 2017.

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