Simon Hengchen

NOTE: While this page is still factually correct, it won't be updated much anymore.

NEW: Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds has decided to grant us SEK 33.5M to study lexical semantic change in a 6-year programme Change is Key!. The programme is a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Queen Mary University London, IMS Stuttgart, KU Leuven, Linköping University, and Lund University.

NEW: I have recently founded, a Brussels-based language technology and data science company. Don't hesitate to reach out!

Hi! I am an NLP/AI consultant at a I used to be postdoctoral researcher at Språkbanken Text (University of Gothenburg), where I worked within the Language Change project. My main research focus is lexical semantic change in multilingual, unstructured, OCRed, historical textual data.

This is a quick overview of my academic outputs, research stays, and teaching. For a full curriculum vitae, please email me at


This page has last been updated on 2022-09-28.



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