curriculum vitae

personal information

Tim Van de Cruys

research interests

computational linguistics
lexical semantics
data mining
information extraction
unsupervised learning


Dutch (native)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)
German (basics)

educational background

✖ University of Leuven, Belgium

2004 - 2005

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

  • focusnatural language processing
  • thesissemantic clustering in Dutch
  • distinctionmagna cum laude

2002 - 2004

Master of Arts in Germanic Languages

  • focusDutch linguistics, general linguistics, computational linguistics
  • thesisA corpus-based research survey regarding the complements between VP adjuncts and second pole in Dutch
  • distinctioncum laude
  • noteBelgian ‘licentiate’ degree, equivalent to MA

2000 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Languages

  • focusDutch, English
  • distinctioncum laude
  • noteBelgian ‘candidacy’ degree, equivalent to BA

work and research experience

✖ Linguistics Department, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven, Belgium

2020 - now

Associate Professor

  • focusnatural language processing and AI for the humanities
✖ IRIT, CNRS & Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

2012 - 2020

Researcher (CNRS CR2)

  • focusunsupervised learning of semantics, unsupervised modeling of compositionality
✖ DTAL, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2011 - 2012

Research associate (post-doc)

  • project PANACEA – Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies
  • focusunsupervised learning of semantics
✖ ALPAGE, INRIA & Université Paris 7, Paris, France


Ingénieur expert (post-doc)

  • project SCRIBO – Semi-automatic and Collaborative Retrieval of Information Based on Ontologies
  • focuslexico-semantic information extraction; ontology learning for French
✖ CLCG, University of Groningen, The Netherlands



  • focusautomatic cluster labeling

2005 - 2009

PhD in Arts

  • focusunsupervised extraction of lexical semantics from text
  • supervisorsProf. dr. Gertjan van Noord, Prof. dr. John Nerbonne
  • Graduation date24 June 2010
✖ CNTS (now CLiPS), University of Antwerp, Belgium


Student internship

  • focussemantic clustering in Dutch
  • supervisorProf. dr. Walter Daelemans
✖ CCL, University of Leuven, Belgium

2002 - 2003

Student assistant

  • focusmanual and automatic correction of the part of speech annotation of the Spoken Dutch Corpus (CGN)
  • supervisorProf. dr. Frank Van Eynde

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