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Mike Kestemont nominated for Eos Pipet 2014

CLiPS' dr. Mike Kestemont was nominated for the EOS Pipet 2014. This award is intended for promising young researchers and Mike is the only nominee from human sciences.

Read all about Mike's work on the EOS website [Dutch] or on his personal website.

Three new colleagues!

CLiPS welcomes three new colleagues today.

PhD Defense Frederik Vaassen

Frederik Vaassen will be defending his PhD thesis, "Measuring Emotion: Exploring the feasibility of automatically classifying emotional text", on October 10th 2014. You are all welcome to attend.

Welcome to Enrique Manjavacas

CLiPS welcomes Enrique Manjavacas as a visiting researcher for the next couple of months. Enrique is an MA student at the Freie Universität Berlin where he studies European Languages. Enrique is working on an MA thesis on computational stylometry. He will be working at the computational linguistics group in close collaboration with Prof. Walter Daelemans and Ben Verhoeven.

Colloquium on Emotion and Stance in Language Technology

On October 10, 2014, CLiPS organises a colloquium on "Emotion and Stance in Language Technology", on the occasion of Frederik Vaassen's PhD defense later that day. Speakers are Rieks op den Akker (Twente University, Enschede) and Carlo Strapparava (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento). We kindly invite you to participate.

CLiPS at IASCL in Amsterdam

Several members of CLiPS are in Amsterdam this week for the IASCL conference on the Study of Child Language.

Vacancy: two PhD candidates in computational psycholinguistics

CLiPS is looking for two predoctoral researchers for a project in computational psycholinguistics, starting in autumn 2014..

All info on these job openings can be found here:

https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2014bapfdtlkex197/

Vacancy: Computational Linguistics Researcher

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Vacancy for a Computational Linguist

Applications are invited for the position of a Computational Linguistics researcher at the University of Antwerp. The successful candidate will work on a PhD within the CLiPS research group in the context of the AMiCA project.

Walter Daelemans becomes KANTL academy member

On June 18th, 2014, Prof. Dr. Walter Daelemans will be formally installed as working member of the Royal Academy of Dutch Linguistics and Literature (KANTL). The installation takes place during an open meeting of the KANTL at the Academy Building in Ghent.

http://www.kantl.be/index.php?pag=72&item=393

Research on cyberpaedophilia in 'De Ideale Wereld'

Our research on the detection of cyberpaedophilia that attracted quite some press attention recently, now also featured in the humoristic-informative tv-show De Ideale Wereld [The Ideal World].

The video below shows their amusing parody of a 'grooming' conversation between an older man and a young girl where the focus lies on their language use.