Beáta Megyesi

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Linguistics and Philology

+4618-471 7860
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 635
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am docent (Reader) and senior lecturer in computational linguistics at the Dept. of Linguistics and Philology. My main research area is natural language processing and digital philology. I conduct research on historical cryptology to develop methods to automatically crack historical ciphers within the DECODE/DECRYPT project. I also develop tools for 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




  • Head of Department of Linguistics and Philology, 2009-2018
  • Director of the English Park Campus, Uppsala University, 2017-2018
  • Vice-president of the Northern European Association for Language Technology
    NEALT (2018-2019)
  • Member of the board at the Dept. of Linguistics and Philology, 2007–2009, 2010-2012, 2012-2015, 2016-2018
  • Member of the board of the faculty of languages, Uppsala University, 2008-2011, 2011-2014
  • Director of studies at the Department of linguistics and philology, 2007-2009
  • Program coordinator for the Language Technology Program, Uppsala University, 2004-2007
  • Member of the board at the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, 2003-2004


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

  • Digital Philology, 5/7.5 ECTS
  • 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!


Research interests

  • Historical Cryptology
  • Digital Philology focusing on the automatic analysis of historical texts and student writings
  • PoS tagging, morphological analysis, chunking, shallow parsing for different types of languages
  • Parallel corpora and treebanks
  • Text categorization



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