Job opening: PhD candidate

CLiPS is looking for a talent in computational linguistics to do a PhD within a project on social media and political news. 

Visiting researcher: Lea Canales

We want to welcome Lea Canales, PhD Student at University of Alicante, as a visiting researcher. Lea has experience in emotion detection and will work together with the Computational Linguistics Group. 

Symposium of AMiCA project


On the occasion of the end of the AMiCA project, a symposium on Youngsters and Online Safety was organised on December 9th. More information can be found at 

Congratulations dr. Janneke Van De Loo

On November 28, Janneke Van de Loo succesfully defended her PhD, entitled Machine Learning Approaches to Modeling Language Use of Individuals and Demographic Groups.

Visiting researcher: Polina Panicheva

We want to welcome Polina Panicheva, PhD Student at Saint Petersburg State University, as a visiting researcher for the period of a month. Polina has experience in computational stylometry and will work together with the Computational Linguistics Group. She will also give several talks, that will be separately announced.

FWO mandate for Stéphan Tulkens

Congratulations to Stéphan Tulkens who received an FWO predoctoral mandate for research on The Role of Semantics in Modelling the Bilingual Mental Lexicon.

Stéphan previously worken on the Accumulate project and will be replaced there by Pieter Fivez.

Madhumita and Pieter Fivez start on ACCUMULATE

The Accumulate project has two new predoctoral researchers as project members.

Pieter Fivez will be affiliated with CLiPS, University of Antwerp.

Madhumita will be affiliated with University Hospital Antwerp (UZA), but will pursue her PhD under supervision of prof. Walter Daelemans at CLiPS, University of Antwerp.

Children of less talkative adults start babbling later

The doctoral research of Liesbeth Vanormeling featured in Friday's De Standaard: article.

Language in Use seminar - Liesbeth Degand


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Article in Dwars on cyberbullying


The student magazine Dwars published an article on cyberbully detection in Dutch.

It is available online here: