People: The Most Important Asset of Any Company

Adam Kilgarriff (1960-2015)

Adam Kilgarriff (1960-2015)

Founder

Adam Kilgarriff founded Lexical Computing, the company behind Sketch Engine, in 2003 and remained a central figure of Sketch Engine until November 2014 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He died just 6 months later and he is still sorely missed. Adam devoted his all life to research at the intersection of corpus linguistic, computational linguistics and lexicography.

Pavel Rychlý

Pavel Rychlý

Co-Founder

Pavel Rychlý is a computer scientist and researcher in natural language processing. Since his PhD on indexing text corpora, he has turned to efficient large-scale text processing. Pavel is the main software architect of Sketch Engine and original author of many of its components, mainly the Manatee corpus indexing system.

Miloš Jakubíček

Miloš Jakubíček

CEO

Miloš Jakubíček is a natural language processing researcher and software engineer. His research interests are devoted mainly to two fields: effective processing of very large text corpora and parsing of morphologically rich languages. Miloš is constantly seeking the best match between what we can do and our customers demand.

Vojtěch Kovář

Vojtěch Kovář

Software Analyst

Vojtěch Kovář is an NLP researcher and head of Sketch Engine support team. He has been developing the front-ends of Sketch Engine for a long time as well as designing many of the underlying analytic algorithms.

Tereza Olšanová

Tereza Olšanová

Administrator & Accountant

Terka is a chartered accountant making sure that our international business operates smoothly thanks to her being always there for our customers to help sort out the administration.

Vít Suchomel

Vít Suchomel

Software Developer

Vít is an NLP researcher and software developer. He is a leading figure of the web-as-corpus initiative, being responsible for tools for web corpus building in Sketch Engine, and having built most of our major TenTen corpora.

Jan Michelfeit

Jan Michelfeit

Software Developer

Jan is a software developer responsible for the Corpus Architect component of Sketch Engine. He has been in charge of the development for parallel corpus building and supervises all language processing pipelines in the system.

Vít Baisa

Vít Baisa

Software Developer

Vít is an NLP researcher and software developer focusing on exploitations of Sketch Engine for translators and terminologists. He has been developing mono- and bilingual terminology extraction components as well as many other front-end features of the system.

Jan Bušta

Jan Bušta

System Administrator

Jan is the strong guy safeguarding the terabytes of data Sketch Engine is working with. He is responsible for all hardware maintenance and data protection in Sketch Engine.

Michal Cukr

Michal Cukr

Documentation Copywriter

Michal supervises our support services and, being a professional linguist, he is continuously trying to improve our documentation and thinking about how to make the user experience of Sketch Engine better.

Ondřej Matuška

Ondřej Matuška

Sales and Marketing Manager

Ondřej oversees sales and marketing activities and external communication. He is the main point of contact for anyone seeking information about Sketch Engine and is also keen to support existing users so that they can make the most of Sketch Engine.