Elena Paskaleva

Elena Paskaleva

Date of birth



1960 - 1965 M. Sc. in Slavonic Languages, Sofia
University, Faculty of Slavonic Languages
1973 - 1978 Ph.D. in Linguistics (Machine Translation), Moscow State University, Department of Structural and Applied Linguistics


1965 - 1972 Group of Machine Translation, Institute of Mathematics with Computing Centre, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1978 - 1987 Department of Mathematical Linguistics, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, ressearcher
1987 - 1994 Linguistic Modeling Laboratory, Coordination centre of informatics and computer science, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, ressearcher
1995 - 2006 Linguistic Modeling Department, Laboratory of Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Head
2006 - 2009 Linguistic Modeling Department, Institute of Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Senior ressearcher


1987 - 1990 Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Classical and Western Languages, "Introduction to Computer Science for Philologists"
1984 - 1990 Lecturer. Faculty of Slavonic Languages, Courses taught: "Computational Linguistics"

Other acitivities

1991 - present Bulgarian Translator's Union,
member of the Managing Board
1991 - 1995 Sofia Municipality Council: councilor


French, English, Russian, Czech

Coordinator of EU funded projects

BILEDITA (Copernicus JRP 790)
GLOSSER (Copernicus JRP 343)
ELSNET goes East (Copernicus CA)
TELRI (Copernicus CA 1202)
TELRI II (Copernicus Concerted Action 1202)
EUROMAP (FP5,IST-1999-12595)
DICO East, extension of DICO Pro (SCOPE)

Some publications

Компютърна морфология от Елена Паскалева

Компютърна морфология, 2007, Елена Паскалева

Книгата в PDF

Вестник Азбуки

Щастливият брак
на комуникационните технологии с езика

Интервюто в PDF
Компютър и превод (Computer and Translation). Наука и изкуство, София, 1983, 190 с.
1. The Long Journey from the Core to the Real Size of a large LDB. - In: "Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from Text". Proc. of a Workshop sponsored by SIGL of ACL, Columbus, Ohio, 1993, 161-169 (with K. Simov, M. Damova, M. Slavcheva).
2. Tagging a Highly Inflected Language. In: Proc. of the First European Seminar of TELRI " Language Resources for Language Technology", Tihany, Hungary, Heike Rettig, Julia Pajzs and Gabor Kiss (Eds.), 1995, pp. 179-191 (with B.Zaharieva).
3. New Tools for Old Language (Computer processing of Bulgarian texts). In: Proc. of the First Int. Conf. "Computer processing of Medieval Slavic Manuscripts", July 1995, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (with M.Dobreva).
4. Automatic extraction of translation equivalents on data-driven platform - wishes and reality. Proceedings of Third European Seminar "Translation equivalence, Theory and practice", Monteccatini, Tuscany, Italy, 16-18.10, 1996
5. TermKIT: an Environment for Knowledge Based Research of Terminology. In Proc. of the 2nd Joint Conference of Knowledge Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE-96), Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 1996, pp. 154 – 162 (with G.Angelova, E.Djerassi).
6. Bulgarian Language Resources and Tools in Joint European Initiatives, Second European Seminar "Language Applications for a Multilingual Europe", April, 1997, Kaunas, Lithuania , p.99-109
7. Reading more in Foreign Languages, Fifth Applied Natural Language Processing Conference, April 1997, Washington, ACL (with J.Nerbonne, L.Karttunen, G.Proczeky, T.Roosmaa)
8. Second Language Acquisition from Aligned Corpora. In: Proc. of the Int. Conf. Language Technology and Language Teaching, Groningen, The Netherlands, April 1997 (with St.Michov).
9. The lexical resources of highly inflected Slavonic languages in European standards and implementation formats. First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Hosted by the University of Granada with the support of DG-XIII of the European Commission, Granada, 26-28.05, 1998, Spain,vol.II. p.815-819.
10. A. Ljudskanov. In:Early Years in Machine Translation. Memoirs and bibliographies of pioneers. Ed. W.J.Hutchins. John Benjamins, 2000, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp 361-377.
11. Slavonic named entities in GATE. Research Memorandum CS-02-01. University of Sheffield 2002 (with Galja Angelova, Milena Jankova, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham, Yorick Wilks).
12. Обработка русских и болгарских ресурсов в унифицированном формате. В: VІІІ международный симпозиум МАПРЯЛ Теоретические и методические проблемы русского языка как иностранного в начале XXI века, Велико Тырновo, стр. 185-194, 2003.
13. Tuning bulgarian names to an open IE platform. In: Cunningham, H., Paskaleva, E., Bontcheva, K., Angelova, G. (eds.). Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Extraction for Slavonic and Other Central and Eastern European Languages, RANLP 2003, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 47 – 53.
14. За печатните и за електронните речници. Езикови технологии и софтуерен пазар, Аспектрум ООД, София 2003, стр. 94-97.
15. Robust Ending Guessing Rules with Application to Slavonic Languages. In:Romand 2004: 3rd workshop on RObust Methods in Analysis of Natural Language Data, COLING 2004, Geneva.
16. Създаване на електронен корпус от руско-български електронни текстове – ресурси и инструменти. В: Юбилеен славистичен сборник, ЮЗУ „Неофит Рилски”, Благоевград, 2005, ISBN: 954-680-359-6, сс. 361-368.
17. Dictionary, Statistical and WEB knowledge in Shallow Parsing Procedures for Inflectional Languages, In: Proc. of International Workshop Language and Speech Infrastructure for Information Access in the Balkan Countries, 2005, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 39-46. (with Preslav Nakov).
18. 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. (with Sv. Boytcheva, A. Strupchanska, D. Tcharaktchiev)
19. Compilation and validation of morphological resources. In: Proc. First Workshop on Balkan Language Resources and Tools, November 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece, a satellite event of the Balkan Conference on Informatics,. Published by Incoma Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria, 2005, ISBN 954-90906. pp. 68-74
20. Компютърна морфология. Ресурси и инструменти. София, 2007. ISBN: 978-954-92148-1-9 180 с. (Книгата в PDF)
21. Hierarchical agglomerative clustering for cross-language Information Retrieval. In: International journal of translation, Vol. XX, 2007, pp. 139-162 (with Rayner Alfred, Dimiter Kazakov, Marc. Bartlett)
22. Межъязыковые компьютерные исследования и приложения для славянских языков: технологические и геополитические аспекты. В: Acta Linguistica, Journal of Contemporary Language Studies, Eurasia Academic Publishers, 1, 2007, pp. 91-98 (in Russian).
23. Balkan South-East Corpora Aligned to English. In: A common natural language processing paradigm for Balkan languages, International workshop held in conjunction with RANLP-2007, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 35-43.
24. Cognate or False friends? Ask the WEB! In: Acquisition and management of multilingual lexicons, International workshop held in conjunction with RANLP-2007, Borovets, Bulgaria, pp. 55-62 (with Sv. Nakov, P.Nakov).
25. Improved word alignment using the WEB as a corpus. In: Proceedings of RANLP-2007, pp. 400-405 (with Sv. Nakov, P.Nakov).
26. Context Related Extraction of Conceptual Information from Electronic Health Records. In: Conceptual Structures for Extracting Natural language Semantics, Proceedings of the Int. Workshop SENSE-09 held in conjunction with the 17th Int. Conf. on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'09), CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISSN 1613-0073, Volume 476, July 2009, accessible at http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-476/, pp. 38-49 (with S. Boytcheva, I. Nikolova)
27. Extraction and Exploration of Correlations in Patient Status Data. In: Biomedical Information Extraction, Proc. of the Int. Workshop held in conjunction with RANLP-09, Borovets, Bulgaria, 2009, ISBN 978-954-452-013-7, pp. 1-7 (with S.Boytcheva, I. Nikolova, G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova)
28. Extracting Patient-Related Description from Medical Records in Bulgarian. In: Software, Services & Semantic Technologies S3T-2009, Proc. of the Int. Conf. 28-29 Oct. 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, ISBN 978-954-9526-62-2, pp. 21-28 (with. S.Boytcheva, I. Nikolova, and G. Angelova).
29. Generating Structured Patient Data via Automatic Analysis of Free Medical Text, In: Global Telemedicine / eHealth Updates: Knowledge Resources, Vol. 3, Publ. ISfTeH, Luxembourg, April 2010, ISSN 1998-5509, pp. 356-359 (with D.Tcharaktchiev, S. Boytcheva, I. Nikolova, G. Angelova, N.Dimitrova.).
30. Structuring of Status Descriptions in Hospital Patient Records. In the Proc. 2nd Int. Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for BioMedical Text Mining, associated to the 7th Int. Conf. on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2010), ISBN 2-9517408-6-7, Malta, May 2010, pp. 31-36 (with S. Boytcheva, I. Nikolova, G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova).
31. Ethics and security in text mining of patient records in Bulgarian: the EVTIMA solution. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies and Workshop for PhD Students in Computing on International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies (CompSysTech '10), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 515-520 (with Ivelina Nikolova, Hristo Dimitrov, and Dimitar Tcharaktchiev).
32. Novel trends in medical research using automatic processing of text based hospital patient records. In: Electronic CD-ROM Proc. of the 8th Int. Conf. on Information and Communication Technologies in Health, July 2010, Samos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, ISBN: 978-960-466-059-9, ISSN: 1790-3904. pp. 440- 448 (with D.Tcharaktchiev, G. Angelova, N. Dimitrova, S. Boytcheva, I. Nikolova, and H. Dimitrov).
33. EVTIMA: a system for IE from hospital patient records in Bulgarian. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on AI: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA-2010), September 2010, Varna, Bulgaria. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6304, pp.231-240 (with S.Boytcheva, G. Angelova, I. Nikolova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova ).
34. Obtaining Status Descriptions via Automatic Analysis of Hospital Patient Records. In: Special Issue on Semantic Informational Technologies of Informatica, an International Journal of Computing and Informatics (Slovenia, Ljubljana), Issue 4, December 2010 (with S. Boytcheva ,I. Nikolova G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova ).
36. Българската морфология в анотационните стандарти, В: Компютърна лингвистика. Проблеми и перспективи, кн. I, АНАБЕЛА, Асоциация за национален електронен архив на българския език, София, 2012, ISSN 1314-6823, сс. 37-65 .
37. Автоматично извличане на информация от текстове на близкородствени езици (върху славянски езиков материал). В: Съпоставително езикознание, 1, 2013, сс. 52-65.
38. Формализация на речниковата статия и производството на речници – опити, желания, възможности. В: 70 години българска академична лексикография. Доклади от Шестата национална конференция с международно участие по лексикография и лексикология, София, ИБЕ-БАН, 2012, сс. 310-319