Antonio Zampolli Prize for Prof. Eva Hajičová

June 18, 2018

Prof. Eva Hajičová of the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, was awarded a prestigeous prize given by European Language Resources Association.

The Antonio Zampolli Prize is being given every other year to a single European or international scholar for an outstanding output in computational linguistics. The laureate of this year’s award was announced on May 11th at the conference Language Resources and Evaluation 2018 in Miyazaki, Japan. After Frederick Jelinek, dr. h. c., Prof. Hajičová is the second laureate of this prize from Charles University. The previous laureates were from international prestigeous universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University etc.

Prof. Hajičová was awarded for her lifelong contribution in formal and computational linguistics. Under her leadership a new concept of a unique project The Prague Dependency Treebank came into being. This project takes use of the result of tens of years of theoretical studies of classical and formal linguistics. The Prague Dependency Treebank is one of the top projects in this field of study and got a worldwide recognition. The Czech language is thank to this project one of the best computer processed languages in the field of computational linguistics and applied language technologies.

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