I am a PhD student in agent-based models of language change, with Bart de Boer (ABACUS group), at the AI lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I am funded by an FWO PhD fellowship.

My general interest is the use of computational methods to study language change, from a bottom-up (agent-based modelling, neural networks, crowdsourcing) and a top-down (phylogenetic reconstruction, computational historical linguistics) perspective. I studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam. I previously worked as a systems developer at the Dutch Language Institute.


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