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Koenraad De Smedt

Name: Koenraad De Smedt portrait
Position: Professor
Institution: University of Bergen
Department: Department of Linguistic, Literary and Esthetic Studies
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Research group: LaMoRe
Visiting address: Sydnesplassen 7, Bergen, Norway
Office: HF:343
Phone: +47 55582052 (office)
+47 95836558 (mobile)
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Main scholarly interest:

My research interests are in computational linguistics and language technology. The following foci can be distinguished.

I am interested in computational models of language behavior. I carried out my Ph.D. research on language generation and I have written a book on Computational Psycholinguistics, together with Ton Dijkstra.

Text and information technologies, including multilingual technologies, are another focus. I worked on automatic proofreading for in the cooperative SCARRIE project, and also on text summarization and information retrieval.

Language resources are essential materials for basic and applied research. I represent UiB as partner and Norway as national contact person in CLARIN, a pan-European project for a Common Language Resources and Technologies Infrastructure, and I have recently coordinated TREPIL, a pilot project developing innovative methods and tools for treebanking.

Learning and researcher training for computational linguistics are another area of interest. I have coordinated the ACO*HUM Erasmus/Socrates thematic network project. I have been coordinator of BATMULT, MULTILINGUA, and CLARA, three Marie Curie research training sites funded by the EU.

I have been responsible for the Norwegian Documentation Centre for Language Technology and I have co-organized several major international scientific events in Bergen, including The Future of the Humanities in the Digital Age, EACL'99, LFG'05, and the TLT'07 and ULA workshops.