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    Primož Jakopin
    (pronounced Premozh Yahcopeen)

      Send Mail to primoz.jakopin(at)

Selected Publications in Language Technology

Selected Publications in Speleology

Selected Publications from Other Areas

Photographic collections on Internet

Photographic exhibitions

Curriculum Vitae

        Born June 30, 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia in a linguistic family - father Franc was a professor of eastern Slavic languages with publications in the field of grammar and onomastics, mother Gitica has translated more than 50 novels from English, German, French, Russian and Polish to Slovenian. In 1972 he obtained a degree in mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, in 1981 master's degree in information sciences: Entropy of Names and Family Names in Slovenia at the University of Zagreb, in 1999 PhD: Upper Bound of Entropy in Slovenian Literary Texts at the University of Ljubljana.
        From 1972 to 1984 he constructed a numerical model for approximation and visualisation of caves on karst. It was used to compute the volume of several caves and collapsed dolinas in Slovenia; the results were reported on 8th international congress of speleology and 3rd European symposium of stereology.
        1974-1979 assistant for computer science at the Medical faculty, 1979-1986 responsible for the library information system at the University computing centre, 1986-1993 independent software developer, from 1993 teacher in the field of computational linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, from 1989 counselor at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; all in Ljubljana. From 2001 till 2012 head of the Corpus Laboratory at the Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language ZRC SAZU. As of July 2012 retired. From the autumn 2012 a teacher of language technology at the School of humanities, University of Nova Gorica.
        Major pieces of software/lingware: STAT (Control Data Cyber, 1977), IBIS (Digital DEC 10, 1981), INES (Sinclair ZX Spectrum, 1985), STEVE (ATARI ST, 1987-1992), EVA for DOS, 1992 and Windows 9X/2000/XP, 1996-), NEVA - Windows server search engine, 1999-. From 1992 to 1994 he supervised the transfer of "The dictionary of the Slovenian Literary Language" from printed to electronic version (EVA OCR, DOS version). In 1997 he has written the first part-of-speech tagger for Slovenian texts (hit rate 80%) and in 1998 the second one (hit rate 92%). In 1999 he started an Internet text corpus, with a concordance service and linked wordform and reversed wordform frequency dictionaries. It is now available as Nova beseda.
        He speaks English, reads German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Czech.
        Photographic exhibitions: 2012 Postojna, 2005 Ljubljana, Solkan, 2004 Zaghouan, Ljubljana, Laze, Postojna, Vipavski križ, 1994 Laze, 1979 Ljubljana, 1977 Bled.

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