Albena Kirilova Strupchanska


Date of birth: 30 January 1977

Marital Status: married


1995 - 2000: Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Master of Science in Computer Science, Specialization: Artificial Intelligence.

1990 - 1995: High Technical School of Microprocessing with Teaching of English Language, Pravetz town Specialization: Microprocessing Technics.


07.05. 2003 - present Research Associate, Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
01.01. 2001 - 06.05.2003 Programmer, Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

1.09.2002 - 15.10.2002,
15.02.2002 - 30.06.2002

Research Assistant, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
01.01.2001 - 01.10.2001 Research Assistant, LARFLAST project Information Technologies Department, FMI, Sofia University
01.08.1996 - 01.10.1996 System Operator, Mines "Bobov dol", Bobov dol



Computer languages: Prolog, LISP, Scheme, CLIPS, Pascal, SQL, HTML, Java Script, XML, ,JAVA (in process)

Operational Systems: Windows xx, Windows NT, DOS, X-Windows, Linux

Software: MiKTEX, Microsoft Office, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Adobe products


English: fluent reading and writing, very good speaking

Russian: good reading,writing and poor speaking


Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction
Knowledge Representation, Ontologies, Semantic Web
In general: Building of Intelligent Systems


LeARning Foreign LAnguage Scientific Terminology (LARFLAST) INCO Copernicus'98 Joint Research Project #977074. Building the ontology for the financial domain i.e. representing assertions about terms included in the type hierarchy as conceptual graphs(CGs) and supporting inference engine in the ontology based on operations with CGs.

Algorithmic Methods for Optimizing the Railways in Europe (AMORE), Research Training Network (proposal no RTN1-1999-00446, contract no HPRN-CT-1999-00104). Analyzing a railway domain especially in the field of Crew Management and Rostering.and building a formal model of it.


Sv. Boytcheva, A. Strupchanska, E. Paskaleva, D. Tcharaktchiev. Some Aspects of Negation Processing in Electronic Health Records. In Proc. of International Workshop Language and Speech Infrastructure for Information Access in the Balkan Countries, 2005, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 1-8

P. Dobrev, A. Strupchanska. Conceptual Graphs and Annotated Semantic Web Pages. In Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge: Contributions to ICCS 2005 13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2005, Kassel, Gremany, pp. 54-65

G. Angelova, O. Kalaydjiev, A. Strupchanska. Domain Ontology as a Resource Providing Adaptivity in eLearning. In Proc. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2004: OTM 2004 Workshops, LNCS 3292, Cyprus, pp. 700-712

P.Dobrev, A. Strupchanska, G. Angelova. Towards a Better Understanding of the Language Content in the Semantic Web. In Proc. of The Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence:Methodology, Systems, Applications - Semantic Web Challenges, AIMSA 2004, LNAI 3192, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 267-276

G. Angelova, A. Strupchanska, O. Kalaydjiev, M. Yankova, Sv. Boytcheva and I. Vitanova. Towards deeper understanding and personalisation in eCALL. To appear in the Proc. "eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning", Workshop at COLING 2004, Geneva, 2004.

G. Angelova, A. Strupchanska, O. Kalaydjiev, Sv. Boytcheva and I. Vitanova. Terminological Grid and Free Text Repositories in Computer-Aided Teaching of Foreign Language Terminology. To appear in the Proc. "Language Resources: Integration & Development in e-learning & in Teaching Computational Linguistics", Workshop at LREC 2004, Lisbon, 2004.

Sv. Boytcheva , I. Vitanova, A. Strupchanska, M. Yankova, G. Angelova. Towards the assessment of free learner's utterances in CALL. To appear in the Proc. "NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems", InSTIL/ICALL Symposium 2004, Venice, 2004

Sv. Boytcheva, M. Yankova, A. Strupchanska. Semantically Driven Approach for Scenario Recognition in the IE System FRET. In Proc. International Conference RANLP-2003, September 2003, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp.63-70.

Albena Strupchanska, Milena Yankova, Svetla Boytcheva. Conceptual Graphs Self-Tutoring System, In Proc. ICCS 2003, July 2003, LNAI 2746, Dresden, Germany, pp. 323-336

Albena Strupchanska, Martin Penicka , Dines Bjorner. Railway Staff Rostering, In Formal Methods for Railway Operation and Control Systems, Budapest L'Hartmattan, 2003, ISBN 963-9457-54-0, pp. 323-334.

Martin Penicka, Albena Strupchanska, Dines Bjorner. Train Maintenance Routing. In Formal Methods for Railway Operation and Control Systems, Budapest L'Hartmattan, 2003, ISBN 963-9457-54-0, pp. 313-322.

Galia Angelova, Svetla Boytcheva, Ognian Kalaydjiev, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Preslav Nakov and Albena Strupchanska. Adaptivity in Web-Based CALL, In Proc. ECAI-2002, July 2002, Lyon, France, pp. 445-449.

Sv. Boytcheva, A. Strupchanska and G.Angelova. Processing Negation in NL Interfaces to Knowledge Bases, In Proc. ICCS-2002, July 2002, LNAI 2393, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 137-150.

Sv. Boytcheva, O. Kalaydjiev, A. Strupchanska and G.Angelova. Between language correctness and domain knowledge in CALL, In: Proc. EuroConference RANLP-2001, September 2001, Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria, pp. 40-46.

P. Dobrev, A. Strupchanska , and K. Toutanova. CGWorld - from Conceptual Graph Theory to the Implementation , ICCS 2002 Workshop, July 2002, Borovets, Bulgaria,

P. Dobrev, A. Strupchanska, and K. Toutanova. CGWorld-2001 - new features and new directions, ICCS 2001 Workshop, July 2001, Stanford University, USA

Co-autor of two Larflast project technical reports submitted to the European Commission