All posts tagged Research

October 5, 2012

Funds trading on sentiment. Does it work?

A recent survey (posted on Battle of the Quants, London, Sept. 10) indicated that 30% of USA hedge funds are employing some type of sentiment analysis in their trading models. Many multi-factor based quantitative hedge funds are adding a sentiment factor to reflect how markets are reacting more often to headlines, fear and greed vs. fundamentals. Other trading strategies are going further and relying purely on sentiment to trade the markets. SemLab News Analytics Solution VIEWERPRO  providing sentiment output for many trading models and markets.

To investigate the alpha generation for your trading activities, we are offering evaluation projects. Please contact sales at semlab d ot nl and find out how best to leverage sentiment to drive returns


April 19, 2012

‘From Analytics to Alpha’

Click on the image for the original webpage, or use the links below for more information and to register.

View the webcast


September 15, 2011

SemLab talk on SMT and News Sentiment Analysis at Multilingualweb meeting (W3C)

SemLab’s project director Thomas Dohmen will give a presentation on the benefits and problems of using Statistical Machine Translation for News Sentiment Analysis at the Multilingualweb workshop in Limerick, Ireland.

SemLab is a partner in the LetsMT project for machine translation of smaller European languages, such as Latvian, Danish, Dutch and Croatian. The resulting translation engines of the LetsMT project are showcased on SemLab’s website once completed.

For more information, please visit:
Multilingual web


February 15, 2011

Final SOLIM project meeting in Istanbul, Turkey


The SOLIM project (Spatial Ontology Language for multimedia Information Modelling) is nearing completion. This week the project partners will meet in Istanbul to discuss the project results and possible future projects.

During the project we have developed two proof of concept applications that show the advantages of using spatial ontology languages for Image Search and Machine Translation technologies.


November 29, 2010

SemLab website redesigned

The SemLab website has been redesigned. The new website is more easy to navigate, with information that is concise and with updated graphics. The two flagship products, ViewerPro and Meditra now have their own dedicated sections, and there are separate pages dedicated to our research projects and careers.

Have a look at SemLab’s new website


August 24, 2010

Vacature: Onderzoeker/Developer

SemLab is een groeiend kennisintensief en innovatief softwarebedrijf met hoogopgeleide medewerkers.
SemLab heeft een internationale klantenkring, die bestaat uit de grootste financiële services organisaties in Europa. Ook klanten in Nederland worden bediend met beslissingsondersteunende applicaties waarbij het er om draait de beschikbare informatie juist te interpreteren en snel de juiste actie te ondernemen.
Of het nu gaat om patiëntenzorg of de handel in derivaten, SemLab’s nieuwste software applicaties ondersteunen de professional met de juiste informatie om snel tot het optimale resultaat te komen.

SemLab maakt nu een grote groei door en zoekt per direct een:


SemLab zoekt een enthousiaste, zelfstandige onderzoeker / software developer kennistechnologie.

Heb je een academische opleiding afgerond (MA), vind je het leuk om zelfstandig aan projecten te werken en daarvoor de benodigde kennis te vergaren? Heb je ruime ervaring met ontwikkelen in Java en affiniteit met taaltechnologiën of beslissingsondersteuning? Neem dan contact met ons op voor een uitdagende baan.

Aangezien SemLab in beginsel een softwarebedrijf is, is het de bedoeling dat de ontwikkelde inzichten worden omgezet naar commerciële applicaties. Daarom is voor deze functie een uitmuntende kennis van (web) applicatie ontwikkeling in Java een absoluut vereiste.

Affiniteit met financiële services of  strekt tot aanbeveling

We bieden een interessante functie met doorgroeimogelijkheden, een marktconform salaris en leuke collega’s.


Mail naar of bel naar 0172 494 777 en vraag naar Dr. Mark Vreijling.

Acquisitie op deze functie wordt niet op prijs gesteld.


August 23, 2010

SOLIM project submits research paper

Part of the SOLIM project’s research results have been submitted as a research paper entitled “The use of OWL for Spatial Knowledge based Applications” in the Semantic Web journal.

The paper was written by representatives of SemLab, Tilde, Picsearch and AGMLab. In this paper it is demonstrated that the use of OWL and spatial reasoning tools – despite shortcomings – enables effective storage of, and reasoning with spatial information by use of a hybrid solution. The utility of this solution will be illustrated by its application in two diverse domains; automatic processing of textual information and querying of graphical information, in machine translation and image searching applications.


August 20, 2010

SOLIM project in last phase

The Solim project for spatial reasoning has entered the last phase, in which the technology developed will be implemented into two POC applications for evaluation. The two applications that will utilise the spatial reasoning technology are Picsearch’s Image Searching system and Tilde’s Machine Translation system.


August 16, 2010

Active summer for SemLab

Even though summertime is usually a calm time for technology companies, SemLab has been very active in several commercial projects. We have been installing, testing and running our ViewerPro software at several large financial institutions and organisations in various countries. In addition, we are involved in several international research projects.


January 20, 2010

Semlab to research News Optimised Risk Management (NORM)

The European Union has approved our NORM proposal. Semlab and a consortium of international partners will start researching News Optimised Risk Management.

In today’s chaotic financial climate, systems for predicting market behaviour and attitudes of financial professionals are under scrutiny. Current market risk assessment characteristics disregard market information that is available from additional sources like, for example, financial news. There are whole new possibilities for producing meaningful market behaviour models by incorporating behavioural and quantitative finance, using the latest techniques and powerful modelling tools. The prevailing market environment can (to some extent) be captured by key innovative techniques of news analytics that quantify news sentiments. The emergence and impact of such behavioural finance is illustrated by the 4-5 Nobel Prizes for Economics awarded in this field in recent years.

This project aims to enhance market risk assessment metrics by using semantically analysed news-based information. This will compensate for inflexibility of existing models with regard to strong market fluctuations or market instability and give more dynamic, more reliable market risk estimation.