Véronique Hoste is Full Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University. She is department head of the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication and director of the LT3 language and translation team at the same department. She holds a PhD in computational linguistics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) on Optimization issues in machine learning of coreference resolution (2005). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language, and more specifically in coreference resolution, word sense disambiguation, multilingual terminology extraction, classifier optimization, etc. She has published papers related to different research projects, has different PhD students under her guidance.
Els Lefever is an assistant professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie Speech products. She holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing, with a special interest for computational semantics, cross-lingual word sense disambiguation and multilingual terminology extraction. Els supervises PhD research on terminology extraction from comparable corpora, sentiment mining of financial news, terminological ambiguity in cross-disciplinary contexts, argumentation mining in social media and the automatic detection of cyberbullying in online text. She teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Language Technology and Digital Humanities courses.
Orphée De Clercq is a senior researcher at the LT3 team with great expertise in readability prediction and text mining of user-generated content using machine learning techniques. She obtained her PhD in 2015 for which she devised the first state-of-the-art classification-based readability prediction system for Dutch and the first end-to-end system for fine-grained sentiment analysis. During her postdoc, Orphée has been further elaborating her readability research by investigating domain portability and collaborated on papers researching translation quality and post-editing. At the same time, her focus has shifted towards automated writing evaluation. She teaches two courses on digital communication and is lecturer-in-charge of the course Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
Cynthia Van Hee is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at Ghent University, active in the field of computational linguistics and machine learning. In the framework of her PhD, she developed a state-of-the-art irony detection system and devised a new method to automatically infer implicit or prototypical sentiment. Her main research interests include sentiment and emotion analysis in social media text and newswire data and the detection of cyberbullying. She teaches Natural Language Processing, Audiovisual Language Techniques, Project Management, Desktop Publishing and is involved in Digital Communication.
Ellen De Geyndt is a researcher at the LT3 Language and Translation Technology Team at Ghent University. She obtained a master’s degree in Translation (English – Spanish) followed by a postgraduate certificate in Computer-Assisted Language Mediation. During the postgraduate programme, she did her internship at Hello Customer where she worked on further developing their AI to categorize customer feedback. After the internship, she started her career at Hello Customer as a Junior Language Engineer and eventually transitioned to the Customer Success team. She now works on the SentEMO project at Ghent University where she will help develop the ABSA and ABEA systems.
Olivier Parent is a lecturer and researcher at the expertise network of Communication, Media and Design at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences since 2008. He’s an alumnus of the University of Antwerp and obtained an MSc in Product Development in 2000. He has international work experience in software engineering, develops innovative apps for research projects and teaches subjects in and related to the fields of design science and computer science to students in the degree programmes Bachelor of Graphic and Digital Media, and Associate Degree in Computer Programming.