Organisation and staff

Beáta Megyesi

senior lecturer at Department of Linguistics and Philology

+4618-471 7860
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3 H
Postal address:
Box 635
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am serving as the head of department of Linguistics and Philology and employed as senior lecturer in computational linguistics. My main research area is natural language processing. I am working on historical cryptology to develop methods to automatically crack ciphers from Early Modern times. Another favorite area is digital humanities, more specifically the analysis of historical and modern texts in various genres to enable large quantitative studies for humanities and social sciences.

Keywords: digital humanities historical cryptology natural language processing

My courses




  • Associate Professor in Computational Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University
  • PhD in Speech Communication, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, 2002
  • B.A. in Computational Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, 2000

Research interests

  • Historical Cryptology
  • The automatic analysis of historical texts and manuscripts
  • PoS tagging, morphological analysis, chunking, shallow parsing for different types of languages
  • Parallel corpora and treebanks
  • Text categorization

Projects I participated in:


Basic level courses

  • Languages, computers, and text processing (in Swedish): 2017
  • Advisor for Language Technology Project, 7.5 ECTS
  • BA thesis supervision

Advanced level courses

  • Thesis work in language technology, 30 ECTS
  • Advisor for Language Technology Project, 7.5 ECTS
  • Master thesis supervision

PhD education

Other things I like: my twins, traveling, Amnesty International, some workout like skiing, piloxing and pump, books, cello, chocolate, margaritas and cosmos, ladies of jazz, Bridges of Madison county, and of course my dearest best friends: girls, you know who you are!, and my (often empty) not-to-do list...

Things I don't like: greed, lies, injustice, ruling techniques, and ... - it is fake and I have nothing to do with it!


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