Main area of research
Natural language & AI
Stijn De Saeger is Technical Lead Japanese Natural Language Understanding at Nuance. His research interests are in the areas of information extraction, knowledge acquisition and text mining from the Web, and open domain question answering.
Prior to joining Nuance Stijn was a senior researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) in Kyoto, Japan, after obtaining his PhD in knowledge science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2006. He has over 25 publications in NLP conferences and journals, and has served on the program committees of ACL, EMNLP-CoNLL, EACL, ALTA and IJCNLP. In 2011 he won the Presentation Excellence Award from the Japanese Natural Language Processing Society.