Natural Language Processing

Master of Arts

MediaWiki based dictionary for minority languages

Nowadays, I am developing new methods for automatically enriching dictionaries for small Uralic languages. This is done in collaboration with the Language Bank of Finland. Stay tuned for more information in the future! Explore the dictionary.

Computational Creativity and NLG

I have been working at the research group for computational creativity at the University of Helsinki. There, I was working on with Poem Machine, a tool for creating poems together with the computer.

An important part for generating poems automatically, in my opinion, is to have a linguistically solid system. I.e. a tool that can create syntactically correct sentences from given words. That’s why I started to develop my very own Python library, syntaxmaker. It’s an NLG (Natural Language Generation) tool for Finnish. A quick start guide can be found at the Discovery group’s GitHub

Automatic sarcasm detection

My master’s thesis for Spanish philology was about automatic sarcasm recognition in transcriptions of some South Park and Archer episodes.

The whole MA thesis is available in Spanish at the eThesis system of the University of Helsinki.