I am Post-Doctoral Researcher at the ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University. I completed my PhD through a cotutelle agreement between Macquarie University Sydney (Australia) and Dublin City University (Ireland).

My PhD research topic was parsing of the Irish language. I built the first dependency treebank for Irish and trained the first statistical dependency parsing models for Irish.

The intended application of my research is to build resources that will facilitate the development of NLP applications such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems and Hybrid English < > Irish machine translation systems.

I also co-manage the Tapadóir English-Irish machine translation (MT) project, which provides inhouse translators in the Irish Government Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht DAHG) with a MT output option for post-editing in their translation workflow.

I am also interested in social media NLP, in particular, the use of Irish language in social media and recently gave a TEDx talk on the importance of social media for minority languages


  • tlynn at computing dot dcu dot ie