Academic Background

In August 2015 I started to work as professor of Tiedemannlanguage technology at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Helsinki. My main research interest is in cross-lingual NLP and machine translation. More information about my research can be found

Short CV:

  • Since August 2015: Professor of Language Technology at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki
  • September 2014 – July 2015: Senior Researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University
  • September 2009 – August 2014: Visiting Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University
  • September 2004 – August 2009: PostDoc researcher at the Department of Information Science/Humanities Computing (Informatiekunde), University of Groningen
  • January 2004 – August 2004: Lecturer in computational linguistics and coordinator for the language technology programme, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University
  • 2000 – 2003: Ph.D. research at the Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University
  • 2001 – 2002: Visiting Ph.D. student, Division of Informatics, Edinburgh University, UK
  • 1997 – 1999: Research assistent, Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University
  • 1991 – 1997: Masters in Computer Science (Diplom für Informatik), “Otto-von-Guericke” University, Magdeburg, Germany

Recent Projects

Resources and Tools

  • OPUS – a collection of freely available parallel corpora
  • Lingua::Align – a toolbox for tree-to-tree alignment
  • Uplug – a toolbox for processing parallel corpora
  • Lingua::Ident::Blacklists – language identifier for related languages
  • Docent – a document-level SMT decoder
  • pdf2xml – a converter for PDF documents
  • subalign – tools for converting and aligning movie subtitles