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RNDr. Vojtěch Kovář, Ph.D.

Researcher, Centre for Natural Language Processing

Correspondence Address:
Arna Nováka 1/1, 602 00 Brno

Office: S509
Botanická 554/68a
602 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

  • Kovář, Vojtěch
  • born on 15th December 1984 in Valtice
  • married, 3 children
  • Centre for Natural Language Processing
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanická 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Current position
  • specialist
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2014: Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial intelligence and natural language processing); dissertation topic: Automatic Syntactic Analysis for Real-World Applications
  • 2011: RNDr. degree in Computer Science (Artificial intelligence and natural language processing)
  • 2009: Master degree in Computer Science
  • 2007: Bachelor degree in Computer Science
  • 2004: High school (gymnasium Břeclav)
Professional experience
  • 2006 - now: Natural Language Processing Centre, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University (specialist)
  • 2012 - now: Computational Linguistics Centre, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (lecturer)
  • 2012 - now: Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o. (software analyst)
Teaching activities
  • PLIN004 Elementary mathematics and statistics for Humanities, Pt. I
  • PLIN006 Elementary mathematics and statistics for Humanities, Pt. II
  • Lexicom workshops
  • SKEW Sketch Engine workshops
  • supervising bachelor's and master's theses at the Faculty of Informatics and Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Research activities
  • natural language parsing and its usage in subsequent applications
  • corpus linguistics and tools for processing of large corpora
Other academic activities
  • collaboration with Lexical Computing Ltd., a bussiness partner of Faculty of Informatics
Professional accomplishments
  • PACLIC 2010 best student paper award
  • 2017 - now: eLex conference programme committee member
Major publications
  • KOVÁŘ, Vojtěch, Miloš JAKUBÍČEK a Aleš HORÁK. On Evaluation of Natural Language Processing Tasks: Is Gold Standard Evaluation Methodology a Good Solution? In Jaap van den Herik and Joaquim Filipe. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Rome: SCITEPRESS, 2016. s. 540-545. ISBN 978-989-758-172-4. info
  • KOVÁŘ, Vojtěch, Vít BAISA a Miloš JAKUBÍČEK. Sketch Engine for Bilingual Lexicography. International Journal of Lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, roč. 29, č. 3, s. 339-352. ISSN 0950-3846. doi:10.1093/ijl/ecw029. URL info
  • KILGARRIFF, Adam, Vít BAISA, Jan BUŠTA, Miloš JAKUBÍČEK, Vojtěch KOVÁŘ, Jan MICHELFEIT, Pavel RYCHLÝ a Vít SUCHOMEL. The Sketch Engine: ten years on. Lexicography. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, roč. 1, č. 1, s. 7-36. ISSN 2197-4292. doi:10.1007/s40607-014-0009-9. URL info
  • BAISA, Vít a Vojtěch KOVÁŘ. Information Extraction for Czech Based on Syntactic Analysis. In Zygmunt Vetulani, Joseph Mariani. Human Language Technology Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics. Cham: Springer, 2014. s. 155-165. ISBN 978-3-319-08957-7. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08958-4_13. info
  • KOVÁŘ, Vojtěch. Partial Grammar Checking for Czech Using the SET Parser. In 17th International Conference, TSD 2014. prvni. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2014. s. 308-314. ISBN 978-3-319-10815-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10816-2_38. info
  • JAKUBÍČEK, Miloš, Adam KILGARRIFF, Vojtěch KOVÁŘ, Pavel RYCHLÝ a Vít SUCHOMEL. The TenTen Corpus Family. In 7th International Corpus Linguistics Conference CL 2013. Lancaster, 2013. s. 125-127. Webové stránky konference Konferenční sborník abstraktů info
  • KOVÁŘ, Vojtěch, Aleš HORÁK a Miloš JAKUBÍČEK. Syntactic Analysis Using Finite Patterns: A New Parsing System for Czech. In Human Language Technology. Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2011. s. 161-171. ISBN 978-3-642-20094-6. URL info
  • JAKUBÍČEK, Miloš, Vojtěch KOVÁŘ a Marek GRÁC. Through Low-Cost Annotation to Reliable Parsing Evaluation. In PACLIC 24 Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation. Tokyo: Waseda University, 2010. s. 555-562. ISBN 978-4-905166-00-9. URL info


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