Researcher: Barend Beekhuizen

Meet Barend Beekhuizen

Barend Beekhuizen

Barend is an assistant professor in the department of Language Studies at UTM, with a graduate appointment at Linguistics (UTSG) and a cross-appointment at Computer Science (UTSG).

His main interest is the development of computational models that shed light on word meaning. To do so, he uses language data from social media as well as translations in which the same document has been translated into many languages. This allows him to study the variation in word meaning between languages as well as develop a fine-grained perspective on the interpretation of word meaning in context.