I am a PhD student in agent-based models of language change, in Bart de Boer‘s ABACUS group at the AI lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

My research interest is the combination of computational methods, such as agent-based and machine learning methods, and methods from linguistics, to answer questions about language change and language ancestry. I studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht (BSc) and the University of Amsterdam (MSc), where I wrote my MSc thesis Reconstructing language ancestry by performing word prediction with neural networks. I previously worked as a systems developer at the Dutch Language Institute.



Mail: peter.dekker@ai.vub.ac.be
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