Miroslav Blšták

Research areas: natural language processing, computational linguistics, data processing, machine learning, computer-assisted learning, computer aided education

Position: Junior Researcher

Miroslav has a background in natural language processing tasks, combining linguistic and machine learning approaches. He has built several tools, lexicons and knowledge sources used in Slovak language processing.

He has experience with several NLP tasks: automatic question generation, tokenization, lemmatization, stemming, part-of-speech tagging, named entity recognition, diacritic restoration and text reconstruction, term extraction, text simplification, text similarity, sentiment analysis, coreference resolution, temporal extraction and legal document extraction.

As a teacher at the Slovak University of Technology, he supervised more than 20 Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in NLP. He also has experience in the processing and representation of structured and textual data, as well as in software engineering (software development and software architecture).

Selected Student Supervising

Master

  • Lukáš Radoský – Similarity of short texts in Slovak language. Defended 2021
  • Simona Zelenčíková – Coreference resolution in text. Defended 2021
  • Martin Grega – Temporal sequence identification in the text. Defended 2021
  • Richard Galeštok – Automated analysis of sentiment in Slovak texts. Defended 2020
  • Lukáš Belaj – Named entity extraction from Slovak text. Defended 2019
  • Lukáš Miškovský – Identification of coreference links in text. Defended 2017

Bachelor

  • Michal Hunák – Detecting tricky plagiarism. Defended 2020
  • Juraj Gemeľa – Building a Dictionaries by Games. Defended 2019
  • Ondrej Harnúšek – Tool for determining similarity of texts. Defended 2019
  • Lukáš Radoský – Lexicon construction using games. Defended 2019
  • Tomáš Gábrš – Question generation from educational text. Defended 2017
  • Martin Nemček – Educational texts processing. Defended 2016