Prof. dr. F.M.G. de Jong (Franciska)


Role in Erasmus Studio:
Director and Programme Leader

Contact details:
phone: +31 10 4081413
address for visitors: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus Woudestein,
Room M06-35
mail: Erasmus Studio (secretariat)

Franciska de Jong has a background in theoretical linguistics. She switched to the area of computational linguistics and human language technology in 1985, when she joined Philips Research to work on machine translation. At the Erasmus University Rotterdam she combines her work as chair of e-Research for the Social Sciences and the Humanities at ESHCC with her role of  director of the Erasmus Studio.  She also has a position as professor of e-Research for the Humanities at the University of Utrecht. As as of 1 September 2015 she is executive director of CLARIN ERIC. At the University of Twente in Enschede she has been professor of language technolgy since 1992 (for details see her UT homepage.) Her current research focus is on multimedia indexing, text mining, cross-language information retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken word audio archives).  She is active as a board member for several institutes and organisations, e.g., the General Board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO),  The Netherlands Royal Library (KB), the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL), and Stichting Letteren en Samenleving Rotterdam.

For a full overview of publications (co)authored by Franciska de Jong: EPrints

Papers resulting from Erasmus Studio projects (selection): 

de Jong, F.M.G. and van Hessen, A.J. and Petrovic, T. and Scagliola, S.I. (2014) Croatian Memories : speech, meaning and emotions in a collection of interviews on experiences of war and trauma.In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), 26-31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland. ELRA.

Scagliola, S. and de Jong, F.M.G. (2014), Clio's talkative daughther goes digital. The interplay between technology and oral accounts as historical data. In: The Making of the Humanities, Volume III: The Modern Humanities. Edited by R. Bod, J. Maat and T. Weststeijn. Amsterdam University Press, 2014, pp. 511-526. 

Hogenboom, A. and Heerschop, B. and Frasincar, F. and Kaymak, U. and de Jong, F.M.G.(2014) Multilingual Support for Lexicon-Based Sentiment Analysis Guided by Semantics.Decision support systems, 62 (1). pp. 43-53.

Lamers, S.A.M. and Truong, K.P. and Steunenberg, B. and de Jong, F.M.G. and Westerhof, G.J.(2014)Applying prosodic speech features in mental health care: An exploratory study in a life-review intervention for depression.In: Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality, 27 June 2014, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. pp. 61-68. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Moniz, A and de Jong, F.M.G.(2014)Sentiment analysis and the impact of employee satisfaction on firm earnings.In: 36th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2014, 13-16 Apr 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. pp. 519-527.Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8416. Springer Verlag.

Larson, M. and de Jong, F.M.G. and Kraaij, W. and Renals, S.(2012)Special issue on searching speech.ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 30 (3).

Heerschop, B. and Goosen, F. and Hogenboom , A. and Frasincar, F. and Kaymak, U. and de Jong, F.M.G.(2011)Polarity Analysis of Texts using Discourse Structure.In: Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2011), 24-28 Oct 2011, Glasgow, UK. pp. 1061-1070. ACM.

de Jong, F.M.G. and Ordelman, R.J.F. and Scagliola, S.(2011)Audio-visual Collections and the User Needs of Scholars in the Humanities: a Case for Co-Development.In: Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Supporting Digital Humanities (SDH 2011), 17-18 Nov 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. Centre for Language Technology, Copenhagen.

de Jong, F.M.G.(2009)NLP and the Humanities: The Revival of an Old Liaison. (Invited paper/key note) In: Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2009), 1-3 April 2009, Athens, Greece. pp. 10-15. Association for Computational Linguistics.