cropped-cropped-ericnijmegenopen2015.jpgI am a researcher and developer in the field of Language and Speech Technology at the Centre of Language and Speech Technology (CLST) and the Language Machines (LaMa) group at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The common thread in my work are (large) collections of data. I have created, validated and curated (mainly) speech databases and currently I use Twitter messages to forecast election results.

Besides my work I am active in “international” (10×10) draughts. As a moderate player, but also as organiser of a big international tournament in Nijmegen.