About me

Hi! My name is Bram. I am a 28-year-old PhD researcher in machine translation at Ghent University. Also a programmer, designer, geek from Belgium. Your average twenty-something-old.

My interests range from web design and programming to music and language. I have a master's degree in Linguistics, and an advanced master's in Artificial Intelligence, both obtained from KU Leuven.

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.


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. Furthermore, I have also overhauled the GrETEL web tool.

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
GrETEL, Greedy Extraction of Trees for Empirical Linguistics, is a tool for language users that allows you to look up syntactic phenomena in annotated corpora. I created a complete overhaul of the GrETEL interface and improved the search algorithm on the server side.

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“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