MSc student Artificial Intelligence, University of Amsterdam
Research interest: Computational linguistics, specifically applications in historical linguistics
TREC OpenSearch: information retrieval evaluation
I am maintaining and extending the TREC OpenSearch API at the ILPS research group of the UvA. TREC OpenSearch is a project which enables information retrieval researchers to evaluate their search result rankings on users of real websites. Site administrators are in turn able to use technology based on the latest research.
BSc thesis: Dutch dialect phylogeny using bayesian inference
My BSc thesis is about using bayesian inference to create a kinship tree of Dutch dialects. I used data from the Reeks Nederlandse Dialectatlassen. The words were aligned and converted to phonological features, in order to be processed by a bayesian algorithm. The resulting tree was compared with an existing Dutch dialect map.