Eva Hajičová - Biography#

Eva Hajičová, born 1935, is a professor of linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. She graduated in English and Czech at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University and got her PhD degree as well as the highest academic degree of DrSc in general and computational linguistics at the same University. Her interests cover theoretical linguistics as well as computational applications; she has concentrated on the semantic structure of the sentences, on the discourse phenomena and on different topics in computational linguistics.

She is a member of a number of editorial boards of international journals (Journal of Pragmatics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistica Pragensia, Kybernetika) and the editor-in-chief of Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics. She was the first president of the European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (1982-1987) and the president of the international Association for Computational Linguistics in 1998; she is the President of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 2006-2007, and the vice-president of the International Committee of Computational Linguistics.

She is the chairperson of the Prague Linguistic Circle, a member of the Linguistic Society of America, of Societas Linguistica Europaea and of several Czech scientific societies.

She was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in 1995, the Medal of the minister of Education of Czech Republic in recognition of the pedagogical and scientific work in computational linguistics, 2003 and the ACL Life Achievement Award 2006.

She is an elected member of the Learned Society of Czech Republic (since 2004).

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