On 1 January 2011, Dr Gertjan van Noord was appointed Professor of Language Technology in the Humanities Computing department of the Faculty of Arts. Language technology studies the computational processing of language and is a multidisciplinary field influenced by linguistics, computer science, psychology and statistics.
Gertjan van Noord (Culemborg, 1961) studied linguistics at the University of Utrecht, where he gained a PhD in 1993. Since 1992 he has worked for the department of Humanities Computing at the University of Groningen, first as lecturer, later as University Reader. Van Noord has an international reputation as a researcher, an authority in the fields of computational linguistics and language technology. His research has successfully demonstrated that automatic language processing benefits from the application of linguistic knowledge. A mong other things, Van Noord invented the automatic sentence parsing system ALPINO, now the standard for parsing Dutch texts for purely academic and applied goals.
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