Mika Hämäläinen

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Description of research and teaching

I completed my BA (in 2013) and MA (in 2016) in Spanish Philology with specialization in computer science, social psychology and cognitive science. Both degrees were awarded by the University of Helsinki.

Before starting my PhD in language technology in 2017, I worked as a research assistant in computer science (2015-2017) developing a computationally creative Poem Machine.

Later I have been involved with NLP for endangered Uralic languages with extremely low resources and Historical English corpora dealing with the complexity rising form non-standard historical spelling and OCR errors.

I am also continuing with computational creativity research. My interest is nowadays in theoretical grounding of creativity when developing NLG systems that exhibit creative behavior.

I maintain Python libraries that I have developed for my research needs, see for example

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Latest publications

  1. Finding Sami Cognates with a Character-Based NMT Approach

    Hämäläinen, M. & Rueter, J., 2019, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages: Papers. Boulder: University of Colorado Boulder, Vol. 1. p. 39-45 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

  2. UralicNLP: An NLP Library for Uralic Languages

    Hämäläinen, M., 2019, In : Journal of open source software. 4, 37, 3 p., 1345.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. A Master-Apprentice Approach to Automatic Creation of Culturally Satirical Movie Titles

    Alnajjar, K. & Hämäläinen, M., 2018, The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation: Proceedings of the Conference. Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 274–283 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

    Mika Hämäläinen (Attendee)
    28 Feb 20193 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Finding Sami Cognates with a Character-Based NMT Approach

    Mika Hämäläinen (Speaker)
    26 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Workshop on Lexical Semantic Change

    Mika Hämäläinen (Attendee)
    18 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. PMLRI: Permic Morpho-Lexical Resources and Implementation

    Rueter, J., Saarinen, S., Kozmács, I., Fedina, M. & Hämäläinen, M.

    20/02/2016 → …

    Project: Research project

  2. FELT: Fieldwork and Early Literary Texts

    Rueter, J., Erina, O., Riabov, I., Hämäläinen, M. & Siewert, J.

    Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura / Société Finno-Ougrienne, Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura

    Project: Research project

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