book chapters

Bos, J., Basile, V., Evang, K., Venhuizen, N. and Bjerva, J. (2017) The Groningen Meaning Bank in Nancy Ide and James Pustejovsky (eds.): Handbook of Linguistic Annotation. Berlin: Springer. [Handbook]

peer-reviewed proceedings

Bjerva, J. and Augenstein, I. (2018) Tracking Typological Traits of Uralic Languages in Distributed Language Representations, to appear at the Fourth International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages (IWCLUL). [Pre-print]

Bjerva, J., Grigonyte, G., Östling, R., Plank, B. (2017) Neural Networks and Spelling Features for Native Language Identification, Shared Task on NLI at BEA17, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Article]

Kulmizev, A., Blankers, B., Bjerva, J., Nissim, M., van Noord, G., Plank, B. (2017) The power of character n-grams in native language identification, Shared Task on NLI at BEA17, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Article]

Bjerva, J. (2017) Will my auxiliary tagging task help? Estimating Auxiliary Tasks Effectivity in Multi-Task Learning, NoDaLiDa 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden. Best short paper! [Article]

Östling, R. and Bjerva, J. (2017) SU-RUG at the CoNLL-SIGMORPHON 2017 shared task: Morphological Inflection with Attentional Sequence-to-Sequence Models, CoNLL-SIGMORPHON 2017, Vancouver, Canada. [arXiv preprint]

Bjerva, J. and Östling, R. (2017) Cross-lingual Learning of Semantic Textual Similarity with Multilingual Word Representations, NoDaLiDa 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden. [Article]

Sjons, J., Hörberg, T., Östling, R., Bjerva, J. (forthcoming, 2017) Articulation rate in Swedish child-directed speech increases as a function of the age of the child even when surprisal is controlled for, to appear at Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. [arXiv preprint]

Bos, J., Abzianidze, L., Bjerva, J., Evang, K., Haagsma, H., Ludmann, P., Nguyen, D., van Noord, R. (2017) The Parallel Meaning Bank: Towards a corpus of translations with deep semantic annotation, EACL 2017, Valencia, Spain. [Article]

Bjerva, J., Plank, B. and Bos, J. (2016) Semantic Tagging with Deep Residual Networks, COLING 2016, Osaka, Japan. [Article]

Bjerva, J. (2016) Byte-based Language Identification with Deep Convolutional Networks, Third Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial 2016) at COLING 2016. [Article]

Bjerva, J., Börstell, C. (2016) Morphological Complexity Influences Verb-Object Order in Swedish Sign Language, Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity (CL4LC) at COLING 2016 [Article]

Busger op Vollenbroek, M., Carlotto, T., Kreutz, T., Medvedeva, M., Pool, C., Bjerva, J., Haagsma, H., Nissim, M. (2016) GronUP: Groningen User Profiling, PAN Shared Task Winner, CLEF 2016. [Article]

Bjerva, J., Bos, J. and Haagsma, H. (2016) The Meaning Factory: Producing AMRs with Boxer, SemEval 2016 Task 8. [Article]

Haagsma, H. and Bjerva, J. (2016) Detecting novel metaphor using selectional preference information, Meta4NLP Workshop. [Article]

Bjerva, J. and Praet, R. (2015) Word Embeddings Pointing the Way for Late Antiquity, in Proceedings of the 9th LaTeCH workshop. [Article]

Bjerva, J., Bos, J., van der Goot, R., Nissim, M. (2014) The Meaning Factory: Formal Semantics for Recognizing Textual Entailment and Determining Semantic Similarity, in Proceedings of SemEval 2014: International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation. [Article]

Bjerva, J. (2014) Multi-class Animacy Classification with Semantic Features, in Proceedings of EACL-SRW 2014. [Article]

Bjerva, J., Marklund, E., Engdahl, J., Tengstrand, L. and Lacerda, F. (2012) Preceding non-linguistic stimuli affect categorisation of Swedish plosives in Proceedings of Acoustics 2012

Engdahl, J., Bjerva, J., Marklund, E., Byström, E. and Lacerda, F. (2012) Acoustic analysis of adults imitating infants: a cross-linguistic perspective in Proceedings of Acoustics 2012

Bjerva, J., Marklund, E., Engdahl, J. and Lacerda, F. (2011) Anticipatory Looking in Infants and Adults in Proceedings of Tobii EyeTrackBehavior 2011

Bjerva, J., Marklund, E. and Lacerda, F. (2011) Training in Anticipatory Looking Experiments with Adult Participants in Proceedings of ICPhS XVII


Bjerva, J. One Model to Rule them all: Multitask and Multilingual Modelling for Lexical Analysis (2017) [PhD thesis], University of Groningen.

Bjerva, J. Genetic Algorithms in the Brill Tagger -- Moving towards language independence (2013) M.A. thesis, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University.

Bjerva, J. Predicting the N400 Component in Manipulated and Unchanged Texts with a Semantic Probability Model (2012) B.A. thesis, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University.

in progress

Praet, R. and Bjerva, J. (abstract accepted, paper submitted) Cassiodigitalis: A computational charting of self-representation in Cassiodorus’ Variae, submitted to DHant 2015 Collective Volume. []

Bjerva, J. and Praet, R. (abstract accepted, paper submitted) Rethinking intertextuality with high-dimensional word-space representations, in Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. []


Summer 2016: Learning from Data -- A Foundational Course for Linguists (ESSLLI Course, Bolzano, Italy), with Dr. Malvina Nissim

Spring 2016: Digital Humanities - Hands on Data (Bachelor's level), with Dr. Malvina Nissim and Raf Praet

Autumn 2015: Learning from Data (Master's level), with Dr. Malvina Nissim and Hessel Haagsma

Spring 2015: Advanced programming (Bachelor's level)

Spring 2014: Advanced programming (Bachelor's level), with Kilian Evang


A full list of talks can be found on my CV.