Marieke is a researcher and team leader of the Digital Humanities Lab at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Cluster in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in computational linguistics from Tilburg University (2010) where she applied digital humanities methods on historic textual sources from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Her research is focused on applying natural language processing in semantic web applications with a particular interest in digital humanities. She previously worked on the European NewsReader project, which was aimed at building structured indexes of events from large volumes of financial news and the CLARIAH project, a large Dutch project to develop infrastructure for humanities research. She has been involved in the organisation of numerous workshops and conferences in natural language processing, semantic web, digital humanities and cultural heritage.