Antal van den Bosch

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.P.J.
Main position Directeur Meertens Instituut-KNAW / Bijzonder hoogleraar RU
Disciplines Communication sciences
  Artificial intelligence, expert systems
  Language and literature studies
  Computer science
Chair Example-based language modelling
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2012
Member of Council for the Humanities
Member of Humanities
Director of Meertens Institute
Employed by Meertens Instituut
Postbus 10855
1001 EW Amsterdam
tel.  020 462 8500

Antal van den Bosch develops technologies based on machine learning, i.e. methods whereby computers automatically recognise patterns in large amounts of data, in this case text and speech. He is interested in memory-based learning (algorithms that compare new data directly with data stored in memory); historical and contemporary language variation; the relationship between written and spoken language; and text mining, i.e. using data-mining techniques to obtain valuable information from large corpora.

Van den Bosch has been director of the Academy’s Meertens Institute since 1 January 2017.