Ansis Ataols Bērziņš speaking at a conference

Meet AI Labs Marie Curie fellow candidate

Every year the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) awards talented scholars with individual grants. Through this initiative, the AI Lab is proud to introduce our new research fellow candidate through the MSCA, Ansis Ataols Bērziņš.

Ansis got his PhD diploma in language technology at the Rezekne Academy of Technology, and defended his dissertation on idiomometrics in the summer of 2020. Idiomometrics refers to an automated comparison of natural idioms, such as languages, dialects and subdialects. He did most of his PhD studies at the University of Latvia. 

In his research proposal to OsloMet, called Meter Linguarum, he will further develop his work with this topic. 

– This involves building a ready system as a black box for any user without specialized knowledge, which will calculate distances between pairs of any (spoken) idioms, says Ansis. 

Ansis is excited to join the lab, and is also open to join other research directions. His research interests are machine translation, speech recognition and synthesis, lexicography, deep learning, terminology, endangered languages, dialectology, musicology. 

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions are prestigious EU funded grants, promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration. The purpose of the individual fellowship initiative at OsloMet is to support research talent in securing funding for an exciting stay as a research fellow at OsloMet.