Date Sun 17 November 2013 Tags intro

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.

I'm an avid open source advocate and linux fan. My tools of the trade are mostly Python and C++, sometimes along with web technologies such as Django, CSS, HTML, Javascript/Jquery.

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!


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