STIL Thesis Prize
STIL (Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken) is an
association with as its goal the stimulation of research on the
aplications of machine learning techniques. From 2009, STIL sponsors a
prize for an MA thesis that describes high quality research in
computational linguistics or its applications.
This prize of 1000 euro was awarded for the first time during CLIN
2009 in Utrecht, and from that time on a yearly basis during the CLIN
MA theses submitted to and evaluated at a university or organization
of higher education in The Netherlands or Flanders are eligible for
the prize. The thesis should address a topic in computational
linguistics or its applications, and may be written in Dutch or English.
The candidates will be evaluated by a jury presided by the organizer
of CLIN that year, and will consist further of the organizers of the
two preceding CLIN meetings. The jury will decide in consensus to
which candidate the prize will be awarded. The jury can also decide
not to award a prize or to award the prize to a maximum of two
candidates. In the latter case, the money prize will be shared.
The STIL thesis prize jury 2017 consists of Irix Hendrickx (chair),
Vincent Vandeghinste and Piek Vossen.
- The supervisor of the thesis submits the thesis before December 31,
2017 with a motivation (1 page) why the thesis deserves the prize.
- MA theses submitted and evaluated in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for
the STIL thesis prize 2017.
- A thesis can be submitted only once for the prize.
- The thesis (in pdf) and the letter will be sent in electronic form
by e-mail to Walter Daelemans, chair of the STIL board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The chairperson of the jury will coordinate the activities of the
jury and will provide a motivated decision before CLIN 28.
- The prize will be awarded by a member of the STIL board during CLIN 28.
- The thesis must be available on-line, and will be presented during CLIN 28
by the author.
- STIL Prize 2016: not awarded.
- STIL Prize 2015 (Amsterdam, December 18, 2015):
Nikos Voskarides (MSc obtianed at University of Amsterdam), Explaining relationships between
entities (jury: Piek Vossen, Walter Daelemans, Frank Landsbergen)
- STIL Prize 2014 (Antwerp, February 6, 2015; jury: Guy de Pauw, Frank Landsbergen, Anton Nijholt)
- Hannah Tops (MSc obtained at Utrecht University), The predictive power of tweets: An exploratory study
- Chris Emmery (MA obtained at Tilburg University), Topic modeling in online discussions: Analysis of the developments within the Dutch privacy debate on news websites
STIL Prize 2013 (Leiden, 2014): Greet Olaerts (MA obtained at University of
Leuven), My text meets Wikipedia, January 17, 2014. (Jury: Frank
Landsbergen, Anton Nijholt, Menno van Zaanen).
STIL Prize 2012 (Enschede, 2013): Phong Le (MA obtained at University
of Amsterdam), Learning Semantic Parsing, January 18, 2013.
(Jury: Anton Nijholt, Menno van Zaanen, Véronique Hoste).
- In 2011, the STIL prize has not been awarded.
STIL prize 2010 (Gent, 2011):
(MA obtained at University of
U-DOP approach to modeling language acquisition, February 11,
2010. (Jury: Véronique Hoste, Eline Westerhout, Erik Tjong Kim Sang).
STIL prize 2009 (Utrecht,
2010): Maarten van
Gompel for his thesis
memory-based machine translation. (Jury: Paola Monachesi, Erik
Tjong Kim Sang, Suzan Verberne).