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Dr Lonneke van der Plas
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MSc in Language and Computation
BSc in Human Language Technology
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Senior Lecturer

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Lonneke van der Plas is a Senior Lecturer in Human Language Technologies at the Institute of Linguistics. She is additionally affiliated with the Institute for NLP (IMS) in Stuttgart, Germany, as a research project leader. She is currently leading a project on compound analysis funded by the German research foundation (A cross-lingual approach to compound analysis: DFG 2014-2018). 

Her main areas of research are computational linguistics, and in particular data-driven and cross-lingual approaches to computational (lexical) semantics. For example, she built tools for the semantic analysis of low-resourced languages by transferring annotations from one  language to the other in parallel corpora. Another example from her work is the automatic extraction of semantically similar words, for example term variations (influenza/flu) in the medical domain, from large corpora using distributional semantics.

Research Interests

  • Computational linguistics
  • Cross-lingual natural language processing
  • Distributional semantics
  • Terminology extraction
  • Multi-word expressions
  • Question answering

Student contact hours

  • Tuesdays 14:00 - 16:00.
Note: students should always email to make an appointment.
Linguistics Circle (26 June)

Dr. Olga Bogolyubova, University of Malta

Title: Personality Traits and Subjective Wellbeing in the Language of Social Media

Date: Wednesday 26th June 12-14 

Venue: GW214


Class timetables are now available from this page.

For study-units LIN1063, LIN1065, LIN2013 and LIN5063, please click on this page to check the Academic English timetable.

Stress Management Sessions for students

Sedqa, in collaboration with the University of Malta, will be holding two sessions on stress management for students.

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Last Updated: 13 February 2017

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