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Research Projects

Overview of current and (selected) past projects


A Full CV is available (for archival purposes) [pdf].

Short CV: Walter Daelemans is professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Antwerp where he directs the CLiPS computational linguistics research group. His research interests are in machine learning of natural language, for example in the development of Memory-Based Language Processing (CUP, 2005); computational psycholinguistics, especially exemplar based alternatives to mental rules as representations explaining language acquisition and processing; computational stylometry, with a focus on authorship attribution and author profiling from text; and language technology applications, for example biomedical information extraction and cybersecurity systems for social networks.

Affiliations and Awards

Recent invites lectures at workshops and conferences: B-Debate on Artificial Intelligence 2017, Barcelona; Workshop on Stylistic Variation 2017 Denmark; SLSP 2016 Czech republic; ISMW FRUCT 2016 Russia; EVALITA 2016 Italy; IPRA 2015 Belgium; CLEF-PAN 2015 France; ES3LOD 2014 Iceland; CICLing 2013 Greece; TSD 2012 Czech Republic; CLEF-QA 2011 The Netherlands; RANLP 2009 Bulgaria; International Summer School on Embodied Language Games and Construction Grammar 2009 Italy; LSSA/SAALA/SAALT joint conference 2007 South Africa; NODALIDA 2007 Estonia; CoNLL X 2006 USA; EsTAL 2004 Spain.


Overview of current teaching.

Recent tutorial: Memory-Based Models of Language Acquisition and Processing (with Antal van den Bosch), IASCL, Amsterdam, 2014.

Editorial Boards

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Editorial Board); CLIN Journal (Editorial Board, Production Editor); Language and Computation corner of Journal of Logic and Computation (Associate Editor); Logic Journal of the IGPL (Editorial Board); member standing reviewer committee Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

Previous editorial board memberships: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning Journal, IEEE Transactions on speech and audio processing (associate editor), Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (associate editor), Journal of Machine Learning Research (Editorial Board), Research on Language and Computation (associate editor) Computational Cognitive Science (managing editor), Linguistica Antverpiensia (Advisory Board), ...

Organization and Scientific Advice

Chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).

Member organizing committee SIGDAT, ACL's Special Interest Group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP.

SIGNLL: ACL's Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning. Member Advisory board. (co-founder of the SIG and President 1999-2003). Co-founder CoNLL Conference Series with the CoNLL shared tasks.

CLIF (Computational Linguistics in Flanders). Research community on Language Technology and Computational Linguistics. (Co-initiator, member working group).

Chairman STIL (Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken).

Co-founder of Textkernel and of Textgain (spin-off companies).

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