Maciej Piasecki is an Assistant Professor at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Department of Computational Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science and Management), Poland, the Polish National Coordinator of CLARIN (clarin.eu) (European language technology research infrastructure), the Chair of CLARIN ERIC National Coordinators Forum (since 04.2018) and the coordinator of CLARIN-PL (clarin-pl.eu) (Polish consortium, a part of CLARIN). He is the leader of G4.19 Research Group: Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (nlp.pwr.edu.pl) – one of the largest Polish research teams in these areas. The main mission of G4.19 is development of open robust language technology for Polish, both in monolingual and bilingual setting.
Since 2008 he has been or is a coordinator of 14 large projects or their work packages (national and funded from EU structural funds, including 3 projects in cooperation with companies) on language technology and its different applications . He is also a member of the DARIAH-PL Board (dariah.pl) and Global WordNet Association Board.
His main research areas include Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Engineering and Human Language Technology. The main research topics are: automated extraction of the lexico-semantic knowledge from text, semi-automated wordnet expansion, Distributional Semantics, relational lexical semantics and shallow semantic processing of text. He has also been working on morpho-syntactic processing of Polish (a co-author of the first publicly available morpho-syntactic tagger of Polish, with many applications), Information Extraction, Question Answering, Formal Semantics and Machine Translation. He has been the leader of the Polish wordnet project: plWordNet (plwordnet.pwr.edu.pl) – the largest language resource of this type in the world.