Franciska de Jong

Franciska de Jong is the managing director of the Erasmus Studio since 2007. She has also been a professor of language technology at the University of Twente from 1992 onwards. With a background in theoretical linguistics, she started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research, where she worked on machine translation. From 1996 to 2007, she was associated with TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek). Currently, her main research interest is in the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, semantic access, cross-language retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken audio archives). She is frequently involved in international programme committees, expert groups and review panels, and has initiated a number of EU-projects. Currently, she is principal investigator of the NWO-CATCH project CHoral (2006-2010), and the FP7 project PuppyIR (2009-2012). Since 2008, she has been member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

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