I am an assistant professor working in the area of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Andy Way and Josef van Genabith in the Machine Translation group of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation, Dublin City University, Ireland.
I obtained my PhD from the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics in 2008 under the supervision of Jan Hajič with a thesis on lexical association measures and Collocation Extraction. My previous experience includes an internship with the Natural Language Processing group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA where I worked with Chris Quirk and Arul Menezes on Machine Translation into morphologically complex languages. I also spent one year at the Center for Language and Speech Processing at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA working with Bill Byrne on Speech Recognition and Machine Translation.
- machine translation
- lexical association measures
- machine learning in natural language processing
- information retrieval and speech retrieval
- I am seeking prospective students to pursue a doctoral or masterʼs degree in computational linguistics. See my list of topics here or propose your own
- My thesis Lexical Association Measures: Collocation Extraction, published as a book in the series Studies in Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, was recognized as the Best book of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics for 2011 by the Charles University in Prague.