Els Lefever

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Els Lefever

About Els

Els Lefever is an associate 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. Els supervises PhD research on terminology extraction from comparable corpora, event extraction and sentiment mining of financial news, language modeling for low-resourced languages, argumentation mining in social media, the automatic detection of irony in online text and the automatic detection of links between Byzantine Greek epigrams. She teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Language Technology, Localisation, Digital Text Analysis and Digital Humanities courses.