Prof. Koenraad de Smedt

Updated April 24, 2017

Koenraad de Smedt studied English and Linguistics at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) where he received his degree in 1977. He became a researcher, first in Antwerp and from 1983 in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in the areas of computational linguistics, psycholinguistics and language technology. In 1985 he became lecturer at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology in Nijmegen, where he obtained his PhD in 1990 with a dissertation titled Incremental sentence generation: A computer model of grammatical encoding. In 1993 he moved to Leiden University. Since 1995 he has been professor in Computational Linguistics at the University of Bergen (Norway). His research interests are in models of human language processing, computational linguistics, language technology including multilingual technologies, and higher education strategies. In recent years he has focused on treebanking, an area in which he led an advanced research project from 2004 to 2008. He has also recently become involved in and transnational researcher training and has coordinated three consecutive Marie Curie training sites on multilingual resources and tools. He has participated in the EC-funded DASISH and Meta-Nord projects. He currently represents the University of Bergen as a partner in the CLARIN project and since 2012 he leads the Norwegian national CLARINO project.