Chair of the Recruitment and Equal Opportunities Committee (REOC)/ DC1 Supervisor and DC10 Co-Supervisor
Chair of the Recruitment and Equal Opportunities Committee (REOC), RU
My research is centred around the role of expert linguistic knowledge in approaches to text mining and information retrieval.
I am an associate professor at the Centre for Language Studies and the Centre for Language and Speech Technology at Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands). I am also the programme coordinator of the master’s programme in Linguistics and Communication Sciences (research).
As a computational linguist/corpus linguist with a keen interest in language use and variation I have been involved in projects directed at extracting information from text, including social media data. More specifically, I have been exploring ways in which linguistic knowledge can be brought into play to improve on purely machine learning approaches.
I have been involved in many (inter)national projects and initiatives directed at the creation of language resources and an interoperable language resources infrastructure. I frequently serve as a member on programme committees for conferences and workshops, and as a reviewer for journals. I have published widely on insights from the field of corpus linguistics.