Piek Vossen

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Piek Vossen (2013)

Piek Th.J.M. Vossen (born 1960, Schaesberg, the Netherlands), is professor of computational lexicology at the VU University Amsterdam,[1] head of the Computational Lexicology & Terminology Lab,[2] and founder and president of the Global WordNet Association.[3]


Vossen graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Dutch and general linguistics and obtained a PhD (cum laude) in computational lexicology in 1995 at the same university.[4]


Vossen is a recipient of the 2013 Spinoza Prize[5] and a winner of the "Enlighten Your Research"-competition 2013 with the project "Can we Handle the News".[6]

Vossen was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Prof. Dr. P.T. Vossen - Medewerkers t-z - Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam". VU University Amsterdam. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  2. ^ "Computational Lexicology & Terminology Lab".
  3. ^ "The Global WordNet Association". Global WordNet Association. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  4. ^ Weisscher, A. "A short CV". Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  5. ^ "Prof. P.Th.J.M. (Piek) Vossen". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  6. ^ "Winnaars Big Data wedstrijd Enlighten Your Research bekend" (in Dutch). Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  7. ^ "KNAW kiest 26 nieuwe leden" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Piek Vossen". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 14 May 2017.

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