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 among others crowdsourcing for the Dutch language and a web interface for historical synonyms.
I recently (2018) published by master’s thesis on machine learning and historical linguistics, titled Reconstructing language ancestry by performing word prediction with neural networks. In my bachelor’s thesis (2014), I used computational methods to determine the phylogeny of Dutch dialects. More information on both theses can be found on the Projects page.