dr. R.J.F. Ordelman (Roeland)


About Me

Roeland Ordelman is an expert in audiovisual access technology and cross-media search & recommendation concepts. He has a background in research, audiovisual archiving and industry, and is a well-experienced project manager and team leader.

At the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe, his work focuses on innovative products that can be brought from R&D into production, either at the institute or related areas. As a Principal Investigator on Language, Speech and Multimedia Retrieval at the University of Twente, his focus is on more fundamental topics related to speech technology, conversational search and multimedia search & recommendation technology.

He received his PhD in 2003 on the use of speech recognition technology to improve access to audiovisual archives and worked on a wide range of national and international projects in the area of multimedia retrieval. He has been involved in organizing benchmark evaluations in the MediaEval Benchmark Evaluation Series and more recently TRECVid. His current work in this area focuses on the integration of (user) evaluation and benchmarking in the context of ‘living labs’: research infrastructures that involve industry, research and user communities for mutual benefit.


Arts & Humanities
Mixed Media
Speech Recognition
Engineering & Materials Science
Speech Recognition


Beelen, T. , Velner, E. , Ordelman, R. , Truong, K. P. , Evers, V. , & Huibers, T. (2021). Let’s talk about it: Spoken conversational search with a robot for children. In CUI@CSCW: Inclusive and Collaborative Child-facing Voice Technologies: A workshop at the virtual ACM CSCW 2021 conference ACM Publishing.
Noord, N. V., Olesen, C. , Ordelman, R., & Noordegraaf, J. (2021). Automatic Annotations and Enrichments for Audiovisual Archives. In A. P. Rocha, L. Steels, & J. van den Herik (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ARTIDIGH (pp. 633-640). SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0010387706330640
Wigham, M., Melgar Estrada, L. , & Ordelman, R. J. F. (2019). Jupyter Notebooks for Generous Archive Interfaces. In Y. Song, B. Liu, K. Lee, N. Abe, C. Pu, M. Qiao, N. Ahmed, D. Kossmann, J. Saltz, J. Tang, J. He, H. Liu, & X. Hu (Eds.), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) (pp. 2766-2774). [8622203] https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData.2018.8622203
Melgar-Estrada, L., Koolen, M., Beelen, K., Huurdeman, H., Wigham, M., Martinez-Ortiz, C., Blom, J. , & Ordelman, R. (2019). The CLARIAH Media Suite: A Hybrid Approach to System Design in the Humanities. In CHIIR 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 373-377). ACM Siggraph. https://doi.org/10.1145/3295750.3298918
Ordelman, R., Martínez Ortíz, C., Melgar Estrada, L., Koolen, M., Blom, J., Melder, W., van Gorp, J., De Boer, V., Karavellas, T., Aroyo, L., Poell, T., Karrouche, N., Baaren, E., Wassenaar, J., Inel, O., & Noordegraaf, J. (2018). Challenges in Enabling Mixed Media Scholarly Research with Multi-media Data in a Sustainable Infrastructure. In Digital Humanities 2018 Conference https://dh2018.adho.org/en/challenges-in-enabling-mixed-media-scholarly-research-with-multi-media-data-in-a-sustainable-infrastructure/
Ordelman, R. J. F., Melgar Estrada, L., Martínez Ortíz, C., & Noordegraaf, J. (2018). Media Suite: Unlocking Archives for Mixed Media Scholarly Research. In I. Skadina, & M. Eskevich (Eds.), CLARIN 2018 Annual Conference (pp. 21-25) https://office.clarin.eu/v/CE-2018-1292-CLARIN2018_ConferenceProceedings.pdf
Amsaleg, L. (Ed.), Eskevich, M., Guðmundsson, G. Þ. (Ed.), Larson, M. , Aly, R., Gurrin, C. (Ed.), Jónsson, B. Þ. (Ed.), Sabetghadam, S., Jones, G. J. F., Satoh, S. (Ed.) , Ordelman, R. J. F., & Huet, B. (2017). Multimodal video-to-video linking: Turning to the crowd for insight and evaluation. In Multimedia Modeling: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, MMM 2017 (pp. 280-292). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10133). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51814-5_24
Awad, G., Soboroff, I., Butt, A., Ellis, A., Dimmick, D., Fiscus, J., Joy, D., Michel, M., Delgado, A., Smeaton, A., Kraaij, W., Quénot, G. , Ordelman, R., Eskevich, M., Jones, G., Huet, B., Strassel, S., & Li, X. (2017). TREC video retrieval evaluation TRECVID 2017. Paper presented at 17th annual TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation, TRECVID 2017, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States.

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 2039
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Zilverling  2039
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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