doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.

Department head, Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing


Office: A213
Botanická 554/68a
602 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department/Faculty/University
  • Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Function, current position
  • Head of the Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2012: associate professor (docent) in Informatics, habilitation thesis "Computer Processing of Czech Syntax and Semantics", FI MU
  • 2002: PhD in Informatics, PhD thesis "The Normal Translation Algorithm in Transparent Intensional Logic for Czech", FI MU
  • 2008: RNDr. in Informatics, doctoral thesis "Analysis of Knowledge in Sentences"
  • 1997: Mgr./MSc. in Informatics, Master thesis "Sémantická analýza přirozeného jazyka (Semantic Analysis of Natural Language, in Czech)", FI MU
Professional experience
  • 2012 - : associate professor, FI MU
  • 2002 - 2012: assistant professor, FI MU
  • 1997 - 2001 : researcher, FI MU
  • 1997 - 2001 : programmer, ICS MU
Teaching activities
  • Teaching:
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Computational Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing Seminar
  • Introduction to Functional Programming
  • Logical Programming
  • Examination Committees:
  • Chairman of the examination committee for the final state examinations of Bc and MSc students at FI MU, Brno
  • member of the examination committee for the final state examinations of PhD students at FI MU, Brno
  • member of the doctoral Subject area board of Informatics at MFF UK, Prague
  • member of the Master Program Board of Artificial Intelligence and Data Processing, FI MU, Brno
  • member of the Doctoral committee of General linguistics, FF MU, Brno
  • member of the doctoral programme board of the Czech language programme at FF MU, Brno
  • member of the programme board of the Computational linguistics programme at FF MU, Brno
  • member of the examination committee for the final state examinations of MSc and PhD students at FIT BUT, Brno
  • member of the examination committee for the doctoral defence at UWB, Pilsen
Research activities
  • Manipulative techniques of propaganda in the Internet era
  • Harvesting big text data for under-resourced languages
  • Temporal Aspects of Knowledge and Information
  • PRESEMT - Pattern REcognition-based Statistically Enhanced Machine Translation
  • New Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Czech On-line (Enc-Czech online) Analysis of Natural Language in the Internet Environment
  • Intelligent models, algorithms, methods and tools for creating the semantic web
  • Centre for computational linguistics
  • Intelligent methods for increasing the realiability of electrical networks
  • Means for creation of complex knowledge base for communication with the semantic web in natural language
  • Translation of Czech sentences to constructions of Transparent intensional logic
  • Balkanet - Design and Development of a Multilingual Balkan WordNet
  • SCHOLNET - A Digital Library Testbed to support Networked Scholarly Communities
  • research intent Digital libraries
  • research intent Human-computer interaction, dialog systems and assistive technologies
  • Semantic analysis of natural language
  • Eurowordnet 2
  • Natural language processing laboratory
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2004 - 2006: Member of the Academic Senate of MU
Non-university activities
  • 2019 - now: member of European AI Alliance
  • 2014 - 2018: member of the Management Committee of the EU COST Action IS1305 European Network of e-Lexicography (ENeL)
  • 2013 - 2017: reviewer in the panel 103 "Cybernetics and information processing", the Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
  • reviewer of Artificial Intelligence Review, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, PLOS ONE, Expert Systems With Applications, Knowledge-Based Systems, Language Sciences, Multimedia Tools and Applications, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Information Processing and Management, Computing and informatics, and ORGANON F journals
  • 2009 - now: external reviewer of Grant Agency of Charles University in Prague
  • 2008 - 2012: external reviewer of Grant Agency of Czech Republic
  • 2008 - now: external reviewer of Organon F Journal
  • 2005 - 2012: Member of the Board of European Masters in Language and Speech
  • 2002 - now: Member of the Association for Automated Reasoning
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • 2021 : MUNI Innovation Award
  • 2018 : prize of the Union of Translators the Dictionary of the Year for the New Encyclopaedia of Czech on-line
  • 2014 : Prize of the Minister of Interior CR for Security Research
  • 2002 : MU rector prize
  • Programme Committees:
  • 2023 : IJCAI, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • 2021 : NAACL-HLT, Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies
  • 2021-now : EACL, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for computational Linguistics
  • 2020-now : AAAI, the Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • 2020 : GLOBALEX, Workshop on Linked Lexicography and Lexicography and Neologism
  • 2019 : Corpora, Corpus Linguistics
  • 2019 : eLex, Electronic lexicography in the 21st century
  • 2019 : MWE-WN, Joint ACL Workshop on Multiword Expressions and WordNet
  • 2018-now : LKE, International Symposium on Language & Knowledge Engineering
  • 2018 : EURALEX, International Congress of European Association for Lexicography
  • 2018-now : BDAS, Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures
  • 2017-now : IJCNLP, International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
  • 2016-now : LREC, the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
  • 2014-now : EMNLP, Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • 2014-now: *TAL (PolTAL,HrTAL), International Conference on Natural Language Processing
  • 2013-now : ACL, Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 2013-2019 : RANLP, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
  • 2012 : EACL, Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for computational Linguistics
  • 2012 : LREC 2012 workshop Merging of Language Resources
  • 2012 - now : COLING, International Conference on Computational Linguistics
  • 2011 - now : ICAART, Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
  • 2011 - now : CICLing, Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
  • 2011 - now : Argumentation
  • 2008 - now : Language Diversity and the Acquisition of Linguistic-Semantic Knowledge (LDALSK)
  • 2008 - now : Computer Linguistics - Applications (CLA)
  • 2007 - dosud : Computer Treatment of Slavic and East European Languages (Slovko)
  • 2004 - now : Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD)
  • 2004 - now : Global WordNet Conference (GWC)
  • Organizing Committees:
  • 2004 : Global WordNet Conference (GWC)
  • 1998 - now : Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD)
  • 2000 : SOFSEM
Major publications
  • HÁJEK, Adam a Aleš HORÁK. CzeGPT-2 – Training New Model for Czech Generative Text Processing Evaluated with the Summarization Task. IEEE ACCESS. UNITED STATES: IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, roč. 2024, č. 12, s. 34570-34581. ISSN 2169-3536. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3371689. 2024. URL info
  • NOVOTNÝ, Vít, Kristýna LUGER, Michal ŠTEFÁNIK, Tereza VRABCOVÁ a Aleš HORÁK. People and Places of Historical Europe: Bootstrapping Annotation Pipeline and a New Corpus of Named Entities in Late Medieval Texts. In Anna Rogers, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Naoaki Okazaki. Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2023. Toronto, Canada: Association for Computational Linguistics. s. 14104-14113. ISBN 978-1-959429-62-3. 2023. article preprint info
  • HA, Hien Thi a Aleš HORÁK. Information Extraction from Scanned Invoice Images using Text Analysis and Layout Features. Signal Processing: Image Communication. Elsevier, roč. 102, č. 1, s. 1-11. ISSN 0923-5965. doi:10.1016/j.image.2021.116601. 2022. URL info
  • ANETTA, Krištof, Aleš HORÁK, Tomasz JADCZYK, Wojciech WOJAKOWSKI a Krystian WITA. Deep Learning Analysis of Polish Electronic Health Records for Diagnosis Prediction in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases. Journal of Personalized Medicine. Basel: MDPI, roč. 12, č. 6, s. 1-17. ISSN 2075-4426. doi:10.3390/jpm12060869. 2022. URL info
  • MEDKOVÁ, Helena a Aleš HORÁK. Distinguishing the Types of Coordinated Verbs with a Shared Argument by means of New ZeugBERT Language Model and ZeugmaDataset. In Dimou, Anastasia; Neumaier, Sebastian; Pellegrini, Tassilo; Vahdati, Sahar. Towards a Knowledge-Aware AI : SEMANTiCS 2022 — Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Semantic Systems, 13-15 September 2022, Vienna, Austria. Amsterdam: IOS Press. s. 206-218. ISBN 978-1-64368-320-1. doi:10.3233/SSW220022. 2022. URL info
  • GREGOR, Miloš, Petra MLEJNKOVÁ, Miroslava PAVLÍKOVÁ, Barbora ŠENKÝŘOVÁ, Jakub DRMOLA, Miroslav MAREŠ, František KASL, Aleš HORÁK, Vít BAISA, Radim POLČÁK, Jan HANZELKA, Jonáš SYROVÁTKA a Ondřej HERMAN. Challenging Online Propaganda and Disinformation in the 21st Century. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 273 s. Political Campaigning and Communication. ISBN 978-3-030-58623-2. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-58624-9. 2021. web nakladatelství info
  • DUŽÍ, Marie a Aleš HORÁK. Hyperintensional Reasoning based on Natural Language Knowledge Base. International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems. World Scientific Publishing Company, roč. 28, č. 3, s. 443-468. ISSN 0218-4885. doi:10.1142/S021848852050018X. 2020. DOI info
  • HORÁK, Aleš a Adam RAMBOUSEK. Softwarový systém pro vývoj a publikaci Nového encyklopedického slovníku češtiny. 2020. URL info
  • RAMBOUSEK, Adam, Aleš HORÁK, Vít BAISA a Vít SUCHOMEL. A New Approach for Semi-automatic Building and Extending a Multilingual Terminology Thesaurus. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools. USA: World Scientific Publishing, roč. 28, č. 2, s. 1-21. ISSN 0218-2130. doi:10.1142/S0218213019500088. 2019. Journal page arXiv preprint info
  • RAMBOUSEK, Adam a Aleš HORÁK. Wordnet Consistency Checking via Crowdsourcing. In Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem and Simon Krek. Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts. Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press. s. 1023-1029. ISBN 978-961-06-0097-8. 2018. URL info
  • CECH, Radek, Jan MACUTEK, Zdeněk ŽABOKRTSKÝ a Aleš HORÁK. Polysemy and Synonymy in Syntactic Dependency Networks. Digital Scholarship Humanities. Oxford University Press, roč. 32, č. 1, s. 36-49. ISSN 2055-7671. doi:10.1093/llc/fqv028. 2017. Full Text info
  • HORÁK, Aleš a Adam RAMBOUSEK. Lexicography and Natural Language Processing. In Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera. The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography. New York: Routledge. s. 179-196. Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics. ISBN 978-1-138-94160-1. doi:10.4324/9781315104942.ch12. 2017. URL info
  • MEDVEĎ, Marek a Aleš HORÁK. AQA: Automatic Question Answering System for Czech. In Sojka Petr, Horák Aleš, Kopeček Ivan, Pala Karel. Text, Speech, and Dialogue 19th International Conference, TSD 2016 Brno, Czech Republic, September 12–16, 2016 Proceedings. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. s. 270-278. ISBN 978-3-319-45510-5. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45510-5_31. 2016. URL info
  • HORÁK, Aleš, Miroslav PRÝMEK a Tadeusz SIKORA. Power Network Reliability Computations Using Multi-Agent Simulation. Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, roč. 2012, VIII, s. 63-81. ISSN 2190-9288. 2012. info
  • HORÁK, Aleš. Computer Processing of Czech Syntax and Semantics. 1st edition. Brno, Czech Republic: Librix.eu. 241 s. 1st edition. ISBN 978-80-7399-375-7. 2008. info

2024/01/20

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