Václav Cvrček

Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Czech Republic

Václav Cvrček is a full professor of the Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Charles University, Czech Republic. He focuses on corpus linguistics, quantitative analysis of language and corpus-based discourse analysis. Cvrček’s main interests involve corpus-based and corpus-driven methodologies, descriptive grammar of Czech, language/register variation and study of anti-system media discourse. He is the leading author of the first corpus-based grammar of Czech (Mluvnice současné češtiny, published in 2010) and co-authored several software tools broadening the possibilities of analyzing corpus data (e.g. Calc, QuitaUp).

Marco C. Passarotti

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Marco Passarotti is a Full Professor of Computational Linguistics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy), where he is Director of the CIRCSE Research Centre, which he co-founded in 2009. His main research interests deal with building, using and disseminating linguistic resources and natural language processing tools for Latin. A former pupil of one of the pioneers of humanities computing, father Roberto Busa SJ, since 2006 he has headed the Index Thomisticus Treebank project, which continues the legacy of Busa’s work on the opera omnia of Thomas Aquinas. He is the principal investigator of the LiLa project, an ERC-Consolidator Grant (2018-2023), which aims to build a Linked Data Knowledge Base of linguistic resources and natural language processing tools for Latin.

Wendalyn Nichols

Cambridge University Press & Assessment, United States

Wendalyn Nichols leads the Cambridge Dictionary unit as Publishing Manager in the English division of Cambridge University Press & Assessment. After more than a decade teaching academic and business English to speakers of other languages, she transitioned to publishing, joining Longman Dictionaries to train as a lexicographer. From those early days of the “corpus revolution” to the present, digital workflows and data-driven decision-making have together been a through line connecting her varied leadership roles in trade reference publishing, specialized information publishing and content marketing, and educational publishing. Based in New York, Wendalyn is an enthusiastic member of the Dictionary Society of North America, having served as a board member, reviews editor of its journal Dictionaries, and (currently) the publications committee chair.

Elena Álvarez Mellado

NLP research at UNED, Spain

Elena is a computational linguist: she is interested in Linguistics, technology and the intersection between them. She holds a BA in Linguistics from UCM and a masters degree in Computational Linguistics from Brandeis University. She currently works at the NLP&IR research group at UNED University, where she is pursuing her PhD on computational approaches to borrowing detection. Her research has led to the creation of Observatorio Lázaro, an observatory that automatically monitors anglicism usage in the Spanish press. Prior to that, she spent a decade working on different language technology projects at various organizations, such as the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern CaliforniaFundéu, or UNED Digital Humanities Lab. She is also highly involved in dissemination activities that seek to bridge the gap between Linguistics and the general public and frequently writes about language at Spanish national newspaper ElDiario.es and Archiletras magazine. She is also the winner of the Adam Kilgarriff Prize 2022.