My name is Peter Dekker, I studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht (BSc) and the University of Amsterdam (MSc). My research interest is the application of computational methods, such as machine learning methods, to linguistics, specifically historical linguistics. I work as a systems developer at the Instituut voor de Nederlandse taal (Dutch Language Institute), working on collection and processing of language data, among others via crowdsourcing.
In 2018, I published by master’s thesis on machine learning and historical linguistics, titled Reconstructing language ancestry by performing word prediction with neural networks. More information on my research can be found on the Research page.