Welcome to my new blog! Here I will talk about software development and show some of the things I am working on. At times it is good to take some distance from coding, and contemplate what you have written. In doing so, I can hopefully offer interesting open source tools and ideas to the community.
A small introduction may be in order for those who don't know me yet. My name is Maarten van Gompel (aka proycon). I am a PhD researcher and scientific programmer at the Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen. I love both languages as well as technology and I am happily working in the field where these two independent interests meet: Natural Language Processing or Computational Linguistics.
My PhD project Colibri focusses on the role of constructions in Machine Translation, as well as related techniques such as Cross-Lingual Word Sense Disambiguation.
Starting a blog always comes with the obvious but daunting obligation of maintaining it. Expect to see an occasional, like bi-monthly, posts. So keep posted!