Menno van Zaanen is Professor in Digital Humanities at North-West University Potchefstroom, with a background in computational linguistics. In the past, he mainly focused on unsupervised grammatical inference and applied machine learning to sequential data (in particular natural language). He worked on multi-modal structuring of data (music) and multi-modal information retrieval, as well on proofing tools (spelling checkers for african languages). More recently, he has been concentrating on applying digital techniques in the humanties.
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