Chinese Language Technology For Research and Education

Webinar: Chinese Language Technology For Research and Education

Guest Speakers: Dr. Joanna Ut-Seong Sio and Dr. Luís Morgado da Costa of Palacký University Olomouc in Czechia

Within this talk, our guest speakers will present a few current projects first with a focus on linguistic research and then on their application to teaching and learning in their Chinese program at Palacký University Olomouc.

About Dr. Joanna Ut-Seong Sio

Joanna Ut-Seong Sio is an associate professor of Chinese linguistics at Palacký University Olomouc. She was educated in Macau, Hong Kong, Canada and the Netherlands. She received her PhD in Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her research interests include Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Min), especially in the areas of syntax and semantics, as well as the use of verbal arts in the training of communication skills. She is also a comedian and performs both stand-up comedy and improvisation comedy. She has performed comedy in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, and participated in numerous international comedy festivals. 

About Dr. Luís Morgado da Costa

Luis Morgado da Costa is an interdisciplinary researcher with a strong background in computational linguistics. He recently completed his PhD on “Using Rich Models of Language in Grammatical Error Detection”, from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently the holder of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, hosted at Palacký University Olomouc in the Czech Republic. His current project is working towards improving the tasks of Parsing and Grammatical Error Detection (GED) for Mandarin Chinese using computational grammars. Before this, Luis has worked in other projects involving Parsing, Word Sense Disambiguation and Sentiment Analysis. He is especially interested in building language resources (corpora, wordnets, treebanks, etc.), and in exploiting them in the field of education. He works mainly with English and Mandarin Chinese, but also works collaboratively with other languages such as Cantonese, Japanese, Portuguese, Kristang, Coptic, Indonesian and Abui.

The Talk will be held on Zoom.


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