Maxime De Bruyn received the Best Paper Award at MRQA 2021

At this year’s EMNLP, the 3rd Workshop on Machine Reading for Question Answering will be held. Maxime De Bruyn won the Best Paper Award with his paper on MFAQ, a multilingual FAQ dataset.

27.09.21 | Congratulations to our newest doctor Pieter Fivez

“More Meaning than Meets the Eye: robust and scalable applications of pre-trained representations for biomedical NLP.” This is the title of Pieter Fivez' thesis on information extraction from clinical documents, which he successfully defended. Congratulations dr. Fivez!

Baekeland mandate for Andriy Kosar

Andriy Kosar became a VLAIO Baekeland mandate holder to conduct industrial doctoral research in the field of NLP. The project aims to develop novel techniques for automatic topic detection that overcome the current limitations of traditional topic modeling and keyword extraction methods. The research will be conducted in cooperation with CLiPS (University of Antwerp) and language technology company Textgain under the supervision of Prof. Walter Daelemans and Guy De Pauw. The mandate is sponsored by Flemish Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen.

06.07.21 | Congratulations to our newest doctor Enrique Manjavacas Arévalo

Our colleague Enrique Manjavacas Arévalo successfully defended his PhD thesis on a stunning mix of modern computational approaches applied on the literary "intertextuality" of Medieval religious (Latin) writings. Congratulations dr. Manjavacas!

VaccinChat: a Dutch chatbot on Covid-19 vaccination

CLiPS launches VaccinChat, a Dutch chatbot that answers your questions related to Covid-19 vaccines and the Flemish vaccination campaign. Go and try it out at

Welcome to Jens Van Nooten, our new doctoral student at CLiPS

Before joining the CLiPS research team, Jens obtained a master’s degree in computational psycholinguistics and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics & literature (German-English) at the University of Antwerp. At CLiPS, he will be investigating the application of state of the art NLP methods in the context of e-tendering and monitoring of vaccine-related messages on social media.

12.03.21 | Congratulations to our newest doctor Madhumita Sushil

Our member Madhumita Sushil successfully defended her PhD on ‘Exploring and Understanding Neural Models for Clinical Tasks’.

Welcome to Andriy Kosar, our new doctoral student at CLiPS

​His research focuses on possible improvements of topic modeling with neural embeddings.

Before joining us, Andriy received a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from KU Leuven with a specialty in Speech and Language Technologies. He has over ten years of experience in commercial software development, mainly helping businesses designing software solutions. During his IT career, he also obtained an MBA.