Walter Daelemans

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Walter Daelemans
Born (1960-06-03)June 3, 1960
Deurne (Antwerp), Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Fields Computational Linguistics
Institutions University of Antwerp, Tilburg University
Alma mater Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Thesis Studies in Language Technology: An Object-Oriented Computer Model of Morpho-phonological Aspects of Dutch (1987)
Doctoral advisor Flip Droste, Gerard Kempen
Known for Memory-based learning, Stylometry
Website
www.clips.ua.ac.be/~walter

Walter Daelemans is professor in computational linguistics at the University of Antwerp. He is also a research director of the Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics Research Center (CLiPS).[1]

Daelemans pioneered the use of machine learning techniques, especially memory-based learning, in natural language processing in Europe in the early 1990s. Together with Antal van den Bosch he wrote the book Memory-Based Language Processing [2] and developed the software package TiMBL.[3] This was during his time as a professor at Tilburg University where he founded the research group Induction of Linguistic Knowledge (ILK).

In 2003 he was elected Fellow of ECCAI (the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence), “for pioneering work in the field of Artificial Intelligence and outstanding service for the European Artificial Intelligence Community”.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clips.ua.ac.be
  2. ^ Daelemans, W. & van den Bosch, A. (2005). Memory-Based Language Processing. Cambridge University Press.  http://ilk.uvt.nl/mblp/
    Book reviews:
    • Nicolas Stroppa (2006). Machine Translation 20 (2): 143–145. 
    • Sandra Kuebler (2006). Computational Linguistics 32 (4): 559–561. 
    • Francois Yvon (2005). Traitement Automatique des Langues 46 (2). 
  3. ^ Daelemans, W., Zavrel, J., Van der Sloot, K., & Van den Bosch, A. (2010). "TiMBL: Tilburg Memory Based Learner, version 6.3, Reference Guide". ILK Research Group Technical Report Series. 10-01. 
  4. ^ http://www.eccai.org/fellow.php?sort=year