Virach Sornlertlamvanich

Assistant Executive Director

Virach Sornlertlamvanich received the D.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998. He worked with NEC Corporation as a sub-project leader for Thai language processing in the Multi-lingual Machine Translation Project. He later founded the Linguistics and Knowledge Science Laboratory (LINKS) to conduct the research on Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand in 1992. He initiated a wide range of applied NLP projects, such as ParSit (a web-based English to Thai machine translation service), LEXiTRON (an online Thai-English corpus-based dictionary), and Sansarn (a probabilistic based Thai-English search engine). He was awarded by the National Research Council of Thailand as the Most Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2003.

His research interests are machine translation, natural language processing, lexical acquisition, information retrieval and other related fields. He is currently the Assistant Executive Director of National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC). His recent work is on the technology for Digitized Thailand (2009) which is to establish a service platform for digital content and applications.


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