Dr Theodorus Fransen

BA., MA., M.Phil

Contact Details

Postdoctoral researcher
E: theodorus.fransen@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

I hold an M.Phil. in Speech and Language Processing and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, where I was affiliated with the Irish Speech and Language Technology Research Centre (School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences). My doctoral thesis (2019) is entitled “Past, present and future: Computational approaches to mapping Old and Modern Irish cognate verb forms”. Previous to that I studied at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where I obtained a BA in Linguistics and both a BA and MA in Celtic Languages and Culture. My teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in statistics and computational morphology. 

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded Cardamom project (Comparative deep models for minority and historical languages), led by Dr. John McCrae, in the Unit for Linguistic Data, Data Science InstituteInsight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway. While my focus so far has been on finite-state two-level morphology for Old Irish (c. 700–900 A.D), I have a growing interest in the broader area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for historical texts and languages, and the interface between NLP, lexicography and Digital Humanities. In addition to this, I am dedicated to and involved in the creation of Language Resources and tools for under-resourced historical and minority languages, particularly in the Irish context.

Google Scholar
GitHub: ThFransen84
ORCID: 0000-0001-5639-8626
Twitter: @ThFransen

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Automatic morphological analysis and interlinking of historical Irish cognate verb forms'
Fransen, Theodorus (2020) 'Automatic morphological analysis and interlinking of historical Irish cognate verb forms' In: Morphosyntactic Variation in Medieval Celtic Languages: Corpus-based approaches. Berlin: De Gruyter. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2019) International Conference Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide
McCrae, John Philip; Fransen, Theodorus (2019) Cardamom: Comparative Deep Models for Minority and Historical Languages International Conference Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide Paris, France, , 05-DEC-19 - 06-DEC-19 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2020) Rekenen met taal: computationele taalkunde en historisch Iers.
Fransen, Theodorus (2020) Rekenen met taal: computationele taalkunde en historisch Iers. Magazine Article [Details]