Prof. Dr. Els Lefever

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. She is currently involved in the SCATE project (work package on bilingual terminology extraction from comparable corpora), the AMiCA project (work package on the automatic detection of cyberbullying events) and TExEval (automatic ontology extraction from term lists). She teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Language Technology and Digital Humanities courses.