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Professional activties since 2005
  • Deputy theme leader Language and Computation (L&C), Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC), UvA. Starting  January 2006 (L&C is one of the three "theme projects" that constitute the ILLC).

  • Grants, Project Acquisition and Awards:
    • Jan 2012: Free Competition of NWO Exact Sciences Board, project proposal: Statistical Translation of Novel Constructions
    • Jan 2010: Free Competition of NWO Exact Sciences Board, project proposal: Machine Translation When Exact Pattern Match Fails.
    • Barbara Plank wins  IBM &  KRDB  best thesis award  for  her thesis  ``Subdomain-driven parsing" (supervisor: Khalil Sima'an) within the European Masters Programme LCT, section "Language and Communications Technologies".
    • BNAIC 2007 best paper award for a paper by Markos Mylonakis and Khalil Sima'an (Nov 2007)
    • July 2006, awarded a VIDI grant (Euro 766K) from NWO-EW (details to appear soon).
    • March 2006, The project 'ATTEMPT: "All Trees" Efficient Models of Parsing and Translation' (PI: Andy Way, collaborators Mary Hearne  and myself  has just been accepted for Euro 166K funding by SFI (2 PhD grants at DCU).
    • January 2005, Co-supervisor and project leader of MOSAIC project  (awarded to Reut Tsarfati) "Probabilistic Models for Intergrated Morph. and Syntactic Processing of Modern Hebrew Text".
    • Research Fellowship Grant IASH and KNAW, June 2005.
      The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH) and the Royal Netherlands Academy for Sciences (KNAW). June 2005.
      Department of Computer Science, Technion, Haifa, Israel. Hosts: Prof. Alon Itai and Dr. Yoad Winter.
    • Senior Researcher Grant , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, Summer 2005.
      Summer Language Engineering Workshop 2005 (Johns Hopkins University -- JHU) : A unique series of workshops organized by Center for Language and Speech Processing on NLP.
      Senior researcher: The 13th edition (2005) of the Summer Language Engineering Workshop series, CLSP, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
      Organizers/hosts:  Professor Frederick Jelinek and his CLSP collaborators (esp.  Sanjeev Khudanpur  and Jason Eisner).
      Project:(11 July - 19 August)  Parsing Arabic Dialects project. In short, this projectinvestigates how to leverage available syntactic resources for families of resource-poor languages (e.g. dialect).
  • Invited/Keynote Presentations:
    • LaCo sample research presentation as part of Research Evaluation ILLC [2000-2005], Dec 2006.
    • Workshop ``Whither DOP?". Dec 9 2005.
    • Dean FNWI visit Nov. 2005 representing Language and Computation, ILLC.
    • DCU, DOP Estimation Tutorial and a Statistical Smoothing Tutorial, Nov 2005
  • Editorial Board member, Area Chair, Advisory Board member
    • 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of Machine Translation journal.
    • 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Natural Language Engineering (JNLE).
    • 2011 Advisory Board Member for John Benjamins Publishers' book series on Natural Language Processing
    • 2011 Guest editorial board member, Computational Linguistics, special Issue on Parsing Morphologically Rich Languages. 2011
    • 2011 Editorial Board CLIN Journal
    • 2010 Together with Yusuke Miyao I am  ACL 2010 Area Chair for the "Syntax, parsing, grammar induction, grammar engineering".

  • Reviewing for
    • Journal of Natural Language Engineering
    • Computational Linguistics (2011);  Journal of Computer Science and Technology (2011); STEVIN Boek (2011) ;  Knowledge Engineering Review 2011

    • ICON 2010; Machine Translation Journal 2010;
    • Journal COMPASS 2009;
    • Journal Research on Language and Computation 2008.

    • Journal of Science of Computer Programming.
    • European chapter of the ACL (EACL'06)
    • Journal of Computational Linguistics -- Book Reviews section

  • Reviewing grant applications for funding Agencies
  • Israel Science Foundation 2011.
  • Royal Society, UK 2010
  • Science Foundation Ireland, 2004, 2005
  • Organization of workshop/conference