Franciska de Jong has a background in theoretical linguistics. She switched to the area of computational linguistics and human language technology in 1985, when she joined Philips Research to work on machine translation.
Currently, she combines her position at the Erasmus Studio with a position as professor of language technology at the University of Twente in Enschede. (For details, cf. her UT homepage). Her current research focus is the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, cross-language information retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken word audio archives). She was principal inverstigator of the NWO-CATCH project CHoral – Access to oral history (2006-2011) and coordinator of the FP7 IST project PuppyIR (2009-2012).
Currently she coordinates the international initiatives that build upon CHoral: CroMe and BiHme. She is active as a board member for several institutes and organisations, e.g., the General Board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), The Netherlands Royal Library (KB), the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL), and Stichting Letteren en Samenleving Rotterdam
Website of Prof. dr. F.M.G. de Jong