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.