About Us

Czégel, Dániel

Dániel Czégel, having background in physics and cognitive science, my main research interest is to quantitatively understand high-level (collective) human cognitive processes, with the main focus on statistical modeling of language.

Research at iASK

Cultural dynamics through the lens of distributional semantics

In the last decades, huge amount of text databases have become available, making it possible for the first time to identify quantitative laws of collective semantic changes. Assuming that statistical properties of language usage mirror cultural changes, we try to uncover generic rules that govern cultural dynamics, along with their application to specific historical events and their interactive visualization.