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  I was born and grew up in the most beautiful city :-) Lviv (Leopolis, Lwów, Lemberg), in Ukraine. I received both bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from Lviv Polytechnic National University (department Information Systems and Networks). Afterwards, I spent one year at Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft at the University of Tübingen. Since December 2004 I've been involved in the Adaptive Information Disclosure (AID) project working on semantic learning with specific application to ontologies under the supervision of Prof. Adriaans. I defended my PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam in 2009. More precisely, I'm interested in how to learn semantic relations from text by using prior knowledge, what information is needed to accomplish this task and how humans and machines reason about relations.

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  do love (unordered and incomplete)...

  people who inspire me; my relatives (of course!); coffee ( Kolschitzky is actually Kulchytzkyj born in Ukraine); languages (Slavic and Germanic in particular); mountains; large bodies of water; opera; jazz; black and white photography (check FOAM); I. Berlin, Zweig, Mérimée; Kostenko's and Symonenko's poetry; apfelstrudel, pancakes (read this wonderful story by O. Henry); rainbows in Science Park; Lviv, Wien, Venice; a subset of human beings with a charming smile and huuuuge heart (ok, I'm not that much human-friendly :-) ); rain in Amsterdam and in Lviv (if only not cycling!)

  last read: Mulisch ("Het stenen bruidsbed") and Kehlmann ("Die Vermessung der Welt", "Ich und Kaminski")

  reading: Hermans ("Onder professoren")

  used to be...

  a windmill from my window

 In het Nederlands

 In het Engels

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