Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) is an annual conference about Computational Linguistics organised in Flanders (Belgium) and The Netherlands. On January 26th 2018, the 28th edition of CLIN is organized by the Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, under the auspices of the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).
CLIN is a splendid occasion for the whole Dutch and Belgian computational linguistics community to get together and present their current work, even if in an ongoing state. International researchers often take part in the conference as well. Submissions usually cover a diverse range of computational linguistics topics resulting in a stimulating event where researchers exchange early research results, compare approaches and get a good sense of the direction of computational linguistics in the Netherlands and Belgium as a whole.
The first CLIN conference was held in 1990 in Utrecht. For an impression of the previous CLIN conferences see the CLIN conference pages from previous years:Click to see the previous years »
Prof. Way obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1986, an M.Sc. in 1989, and his PhD in 2001 from the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K. From 1988-91 he worked at the University of Essex, U.K., on the Eurotra MT project. He joined DCU in 1991 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001, Associate Professor in 2006 and Full Professor in 2015. He was nominated DCU Senior Albert College Fellow 2002-2003, has been IBM CAS Scientist since 2003 and an SFI Fellow since 2005. More recently, he was the recipient of the 2014-15 DCU President’s Research Award for Science and Engineering.
Prof. Way’s research interests include all areas of machine translation: statistical MT, example-based MT, neural MT, rule-based MT, hybrid models of MT, MT evaluation, teaching MT, etc. Prof. Way’s MT team at DCU have won several international competitions for the best MT system worldwide, including in 2016 the best systems for English-to-Finnish.