Francis (フランシス) Bond (ボンド)

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Currently working in the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc as extraordinary professor.

Before coming to UPOL, I worked in Linguistics at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where I co-founded the Digital Humanities Research Cluster. From 2006 to 2009, I worked at the NICT Information Analysis Laboratory (then the Language Infrastructure Group) in Japan. I was mainly involved in creating linguistic resources, such as a Japanese Treebank and Wordnet. From 1991 to 2006, I worked at NTT mainly on Machine Translation.

Research Interests

I am looking for doctoral students interested in working on: Implementing head-driven phrase structure grammars for Chinese, Japanese or Malay; Cross-lingual disambiguation; Semantic-transfer based Machine Translation; Wordnets. Candidates should have some computational experience as well as linguistic knowledge.


Other Web Pages: Github, Wikipedia.

Other research related information and short CV


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Francis Bond <>
Department of Asian Studies
Palacký University Olomouc