Rik van Noord

About me

I'm a researcher in the field of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing and obtained my PhD in the field of Computational Semantics. I have published over 25 peer-reviewed papers in (among others) TACL, ACL, CL, EMNLP, COLING, EACL and IWCS across a diverse range of topics.

My expertise lies mostly in semantic parsing, machine translation and language modelling, but I have also worked on author profiling, sentiment analysis and text classification, all across multiple languages. I'm also interested in developing and evaluating resources for under-resourced European languages, as evidenced in my time working as a postdoctoral researcher in the MaCoCu project at the University of Groningen. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in Humane AI at the same university.

I'm always open for collaborations (students, researchers, industry, anything), so just contact me if you want to have a chat!

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Short bio

2023 - cur Assistant Professor in Humane AI, University of Groningen
2021 - 2023 Postdoc in the MaCoCu project, University of Groningen
2020 - 2021 Postdoc in the Parallel Meaning Bank project, University of Groningen
2016 - 2020 PhD in Computational Semantics, University of Groningen (cum laude)
2013 - 2016 Master HMC (Language track), University of Groningen (cum laude)
2010 - 2013 Bachelor Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen ("with pleasure")



Aug Started as Assistant Professor in Humane AI
Jul End of the MaCoCu project
Jun Published two papers at EAMT 2023
Jun Co-organizer of the CrowdMT workshop at EAMT2023
Jun Invited ChatGPT talk at the RUG Physics Department
May Invited non-academic ChatGPT talk at Kenniscafe Assen
Apr Invited ChatGPT talk at AI/CS study association Cover
Mar Invited ChatGPT talk at the RUG Law Faculty Strategy Day
Feb ChatGPT presentation at the Strategic Day of the University Board
Jan Presented at An Evening with ChatGPT


Oct MaCoCu project meeting in Alicante
Sep Teaching Master course Learning from Data for two months
Jun Attended LREC
Jun Presented poster at CLIN32
May Presented poster and co-organized NITS 2022
May Paper accepted at BUCC (LREC)
May Two papers accepted at EAMT 2022
Apr First release of MaCoCu data
Mar Part of organizing NITS 2022


Dec Presented the MaCoCu project in RUG RG
Sep Teaching Master course Learning from Data for two months
Aug Started 2-year position as Postdoc in the MaCoCu project
Aug Attended and co-presented poster at ACL 2021
Jul Invited talk at the MLT group of DFKI
May Officially obtained PhD degree!
May Paper on Chinese DRS parsing accepted to ACL
Apr PhD thesis publicly available
Mar Member of the IWCS program committee


Dec Presented at CLCG Linguistic Lunch
Nov Attending and presenting at EMNLP 2020
Oct Start of 1-year postdoc at University of Groningen
Oct PhD-thesis accepted! Committee: Michael Biehl, Anette Frank and Mirella Lapata
Sep Paper accepted at EMNLP about combining characters and BERT in DRS parsing
Aug Sent in PhD thesis to reading committee
Feb "Fair is better than sensational" paper published as CL squib
Jan Presented at CLIN30


Dec Co-editor of Volume 9 of the CLIN Journal
Nov Updated version of our "Fair is better than sensational" paper on arXiv
Aug Attended and presented a poster at ACL 2019
May Attended and presented at IWCS 2019
May Published DRS parsing Shared Task overview paper
May Published DRS parsing Shared Task participation paper
May Published IWCS short paper on Linguistic Information in Neural DRS parsing
Apr Participated in the First Shared Task on DRS parsing
Feb Paper published at TACL about Neural DRS parsing
Jan Presented at CLIN29 in Groningen


Oct Paper accepted in the TACL journal on Neural DRS Parsing
Oct Started organizing the IWCS 2019 Shared Task on semantic parsing
Sep Started organizing CLIN29 in Groningen
Jul Reviewed for EMNLP 2018
Jun Attented TABU Dag 2018
Jun Partcipated (with Master students) at the PAN shared task on Author Profiling
Jun Published paper at SemEval 2018 (with Master students)
May Attended and presented at LREC 2018, Miyazaki
Apr Invited research visit (week) at Computational Linguistics department of Saarland University
Feb Participated in SemEval 2018 Task 1: Affect in Tweets (with Master students)
Jan Co-reviewed for NAACL 2018 with Antonio Toral
Jan Attended CLIN 2018


Dec LREC 2018 paper accepted (co-author) about normalization categories
Dec LREC 2018 paper accepted on Evaluating Scoped Meaning Representations
Nov Invited talk at Peregrine User Meeting
Nov Redesigned Computational Linguistics part of RUG website
Oct Published paper SemDeep (IWCS workshop)
Oct Published paper in CLIN 2017 journal on neural AMR parsing
Aug Published paper + poster presentation at SemEval 2017 about neural AMR parsing
Aug Attended ACL 2017 in Vancouver
Jun Co-organizer of TABU Dag 2017 conference
Apr Published paper about PMB in EACL (co-author)
Mar Reviewed for SemEval 2017
Feb Presented at CLIN 2017
Jan Partcipated in SemEval 2017 Task 9: AMR parsing


Nov Published and presented Master's thesis at BNAIC 2016 (best paper award)
Sep Started PhD in Computational Semantics at University of Groningen


Feb Published paper at CLIN 2015 about modelling the English past tense
Feb Presented research project at CLIN 2015