I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, in 1999-2000. I am also a member of the JHU Natural Language Processing Lab, and I am closely affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing. If I am not visiting somewhere, I am a member of the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In 1991-1993, I spent 18 months as a member of the Continuous Speech Recognition Group at IBM, working on the now infamous DARPA-sponsored statistical machine translation project CANDIDE. The IBM-model-based toolkit is now available from CLSP/JHU at the Workshop'99 page.
My research interests include Natural Language Processing (Primarily Empirical NLP and Machine Translation), as well as Speech Recognition. Some specific research topics include: morphology of inflective languages, tagging, lexical disambiguation, parsing, treebanks and treebanking, language modelling, and more. Obviously, I work mostly with the Czech Language, but certainly I do know a little bit of English, Russian, Slovak, Polish, and German, too :-).
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While at Hopkins, I was teaching three courses: an Intro to NLP [600.465] (in the fall of 1999 and 2000) and Data Structures [600.226] in the spring 2000.