Hi! My name is Bram. I am a 25-year-old student of artificial intelligence, a linguist, a designer, and a developer from Belgium.

My interests range from web design and programming to music and language. I have a master's degree in Linguistics, and I am currently pursuing an advanced master's in Artificial Intelligence at KU Leuven University. Specifically, I am interested in the field of natural language processing.

For a summary of my curriculum vitae, I would refer you to my LinkedIn page. I have also provided links to my StackOverflow profile page.

If you wish to contact me, you can do so on LinkedIn.

My passion for language has given me a goal to spend my programming skills on. I have created two tools that allow linguists to more efficiently use specific online applications.

The first tool, XPath Beautifier, can format XPath code in such a way that it is easier to read, edit, and use. The second one, HTML Trees, offers an alternative to SVG to draw syntactic dependency structures on the web.

XPath Beautifier for GrETEL
Improve the readability of XPath code strings, especially those provided by the corpus query tool GrETEL
HTML Tree Parser for Alpino
Display syntactic XML trees such as those generated by the dependency parser Alpino, with CSS and HTML without the need of SVG

As a web developer I am very active on StackOverflow. Sometimes I even fiddle around and end up with a JavaScript plugin. I seldom publish them, but my RGBa generator seems useful for other people so I added the project to GitHub.

RGBa Generator (+jQuery plugin)
Convert any valid CSS colour to RGB(a), add or remove an alpha channel, or return the colour as a JavaScript object

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”

—George Bernard Shaw