List of Apertium mentors

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We know that some people might be interested in working on Apertium, but not know where to start. We have lots of documentation, but sometimes what you really want to do is sit down and have a chat and ask questions with someone who knows a lot about the project. You might want to tell them what your skills are, what you think you are good at, and ask if they have any ideas for how you might get started. That's where Apertium mentors come in!

If you decide to contact one of our mentors, the best way would be either on IRC (best), the apertium-stuff mailing list (also good), or by emailing them directly (last resort). Each mentor has a link next to their name that allows you to write them an email (but you'll need an account on the Wiki first!).

Each of our mentors has a list of languages which they speak (in bold) and which they understand, so you can communicate in the language which you prefer.

Mentor profiles[edit]

Photo Name IRC nick Language(s) Interests Bio
Francis Morton Tyers
(wiki · email)
spectie, spectei, spectre english, castellano, català,
norsk, português, français, русский
Under-resourced, regional, and marginalised languages. I'm a postdoc at UiT Norgga árktalaš universtehta. Apart from machine translation, I'm interested in rule-based approaches to morphological analysis and disambiguation, dependency grammars and lexical selection.
Kevin Brubeck Unhammer
(wiki · email)
unhammer, unhammerd, rehammer norsk, english,
deutsch, nederlands
Rule-based NLP, marginalised languages. I've worked mostly on Norwegian and Sámi language pairs in Apertium, as well as Constraint Grammar disambiguation, but take an interest in pretty much anything related to natural language text processing.
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Jonathan North Washington
(wiki · email)
firespeaker, jonorthwash, kd5cfx english, қазақша, кыргызча, русский,
татарча, ўзбекча/o'zbekcha, türkçe, халх/монгол, français, español
Phonetics/phonology, language documentation, Turkic languages I'm an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College. Besides computational linguistics, I work on phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics, and language documentation, and spend as much time as I can on Turkic languages. I am especially well versed in developing computational morphologies and phonologies using lexc and twol.
Jacob Nordfalk
(wiki · email)
jacobEo dansk, esperanto, norsk, english,
svenska, deutsch, nepali
java, mobile computing, esperanto I am an associate professor in computer science. I've worked mostly on the Esperanto-English and a little on Swedish-Danish pairs in Apertium, as well as the core code (lttoolbox-java), Android, dixtools.
Gianluca Grossi
zfe italiano, american, türkçe
mobile computing, modern Anatolian Turkish, Italian, Latin I am teaching Italian in Istanbul. I've worked mostly on Turkish (see turmorph). Interested in potential uses of apertium on iOS platform, dictionaries fetishist.
Mikel L. Forcada
(wiki · email)
mlforcada euskara, català. español, english,
português, français, italiano, hrvatsko-bosansko-srpski; esperanto, interlingua
finite-state theory, machine translation and computer-aided translation Professor of Computer Science at the Universitat d'Alacant (Spain).
Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz
(wiki · email)
japerez català, español, english machine translation, computer-aided translation, web interfaces for machine translation Associate professor of Computer Science at the Universitat d'Alacant (Spain).
Trond Trosterud
(wiki · email)
ttr000 norsk, suomi, english
deutsch, ...
morphological analysis, machine translation, minority languages Linguist (Norway).
Fulup Jakez
(wiki · email)
no account Breton, French, Spanish
English, some Namtrik, Welsh, Basque & Catalan...
machine translation, lexicography, minority languages, language policy Director of a language planning body (Brittany).
Xavi Ivars
(wiki · email)
xavivars català (or valencià, I don't care about the name)
español, English,
un peu de français
Catalan resources, under-resourced languages, NLP tools Software engineer, some background on NLP tools
Youssef Oualmakran (wiki · email) youssef Français, Español, English, Català, Neederlands, a bit of German, Arabic and much less of some other languages Interested in Maltese, Arabic and a few other languages Degree in translation and in power engineering
(wiki · email)
Flammie (Flammie[m]) fin, krl, Urj Uralic languages, some software engineering, FSTs, I'm a working at UiT Norgga arktalas universitehttá atm but check the profile for uptodate infos. Apart from machine translation, I'm interested in rule-based approaches to morphological analysis and disambiguation, dependency grammars. I also stubbornly expect people to follow Usenet-era netiquette. Know your

how to ask questions in a smart way, and other rants by ESR et al. and profit ;-)

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Sushain Cherivirala
(wiki · email)
sushain, sushain97 English, Telugu, español Python, web development, software systems, computer law I'm a Computer Science graduate student at Stanford University. I've worn different hats at Facebook, Palantir, Citadel and Stripe in the past and am an amateur numismatist.
Memduh Gökırmak
(wiki · email)
fotonzade English, Turkish, Kurdish, Farsi Turkic languages, Iranian languages Undergraduate at the Istanbul Technical University.
Ilnar Salimzianov
(wiki · email)
selimcan, ifs[m] Tatar, Russian, English, German, Kazakh, Turkish Machine translation between Turkic languages & from Turkic languages to English and Russian Recent master's graduate in Computational Linguistics from University of Stuttgart. Currently working on a Tatar-to-English machine translator.
scoopgracie, graciescoop English, a bit of Spanish Begiak, Apertium's IRC bot; Web development; NLP High school student
Daniel Swanson
(wiki · email)
popcorndude English, Español Transfer, documentation, rule learning Undergrad at Swarthmore college studying linguistics and mathematics
Tanmai Khanna
(wiki · email)
khannatanmai English, Hindi, Spanish (not fluent) Anaphora Resolution, Markup Handling, Construction Grammar, Grammar Induction, Low Resource MT Graduate researcher in Computational Linguistics. Apart from Apertium, I'm currently working on Construction Grammar and its applications in Machine Translation and Grammar Induction in general. Without Linguistics, NLP is just NP which stands for no point or something lol.
Tino Didriksen
(wiki · email)
TinoDidriksen English, Danish C++, packaging, tool interaction