Sanja Seljan original

Sanja Seljan PhD, full professor


Office hours

 - winter term, Wednesday 11:00-12:30, room E-312

 - summer term, Tuesday 11:00-12:30, room E-312

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Born October 12, 1967 in Zagreb where she finished elementary school and high school (Language Center). Graduated in 1991 at the Faculty of Arts, at the departments of French language and literature and Information sciences. Worked at the National University Library from 1991 to 1993 and from 1993 to 1995 she was employed at a private company while teaching information science in French at the French grammar school in Zagreb.

Since 1995 she has been working at the Department of information sciences at the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb on the project "Computer recognition of the Croatian language".She attained her master's degree on the subject "Problems in syntactic analysis of natural language" in 1997. She gained her Ph.D. on the subject "Lexical Functional Grammar of the Croatian language: theoretical and practical models" in 2003. In 2004 she gained the status of assistant professor and in 2013 the status of full professor.

She has been teaching five courses related to language technologies, natural language processing, text and data analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and at two postgraduate doctoral studies. She participated in the reorganisation of studies in the harmonization process with European studies. She was teaching courses on English/French.

She is supervisor of more than 40 undergraduate and graduate theses, 1 master thesis and 7 doctoral theses. She was the project manager of one national scientific project funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and of two grants supported by the University of Zagreb and participated in four international (FP7, Tempus) and two national projects. She is a member of different professional national and international associations. She is member of organizational and review board of several international conferences and journals.

She has published about 60 research papers, participated in more than 70 conferences and workshops, gave 6 workshops and 10 invited lectures at foreign universities, in the European Commission (DGT) and European Parliament.

She is co-editor of six international publications. The publication consisting of internationally reviewed articles "Computational Language Analysis: Computer-Assisted Translation and e-Language Learning" was published in 2012, as an outcome of the project work. She fluently speaks English and French, uses Italian and German.


Research interests:

  • Data and Text Analysis
  • Machine Translation, MT
  • Computer-Assisted Translation, CAT Tools
  • Language Technologies in Business
  • Localization, L10n
  • Natural Language Processing, NLP
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning, CALL
  • Educational Technology


Publications listed in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)

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  • Project manager / grants: 

Information Technology in Computer-Assisted Translation of Croatian and in e-Language Learning (130-1300646-0909 Ministry of Science, Education and Sport) 2007-2013

Digital Document Classification by Computer-Assisted Translation Techniques (eClass) (grant 1, No., supported by University of Zagreb) 2014

Digitization of Archive Material in the Archives of FFZG of University of Zagreb and Developmet of Digital Humanites: Lexical and SsemanticAannotation Model (DAFF) (grant supported by University of Zagreb) 2017

  • Project participation:

Alignment of Study Programs from Social Sciences an Humanities with Labour Market Needs (ESF - European Social Fund) 2015-2016.

Comparative Evaluation of Information Sciences Curricula among Croatian and World Universities (supported by University of Zagreb) 2015.

Let's MT (2010-2012)

Accurat (FP7/2007-2013)

TEMPUS (Aspects of Organization and Information Systems: Curriculum Development - CD_JEP-16086-2001)

TEALS - Teaching and Language Skills - CARDS): Training Project 2004.

Computer Understanding of Natural Languages (0130440) 2002-2005.

Computer Understanding of Croatian language (130740) 1998-2002.



  • member of the Faculty Commeettee (2008 -    )
  • EAMT (European Association for Machine Translation)
  • ECTS coordinator for the mobility of Faculty (2009, 2010)
  • ECTS coordinator for the mobility of the Department (2009, 2010)
  • Committee for study development (2009-2011)
  • Croatian Information Society (HID)
  • IFLGA (International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association)
  • HDJT (Croatian Society for Language Technologies)
  • HDPL (Croatian Society for Applied Linguistics)
  • ELSNET (European Network of Exellence in Human Language Technologies)
  • Croatian Association of Grant Receivers of the French Government
  • organisational team member for the international conference INFuture - the Future of Information Sciences
  • co-editor of Translatologia



  • Undergraduate

Machine Translation, MT

Fundamentals of digital text and image processing

  • Graduate

Data and Text Analysis

Digital Resources and Translation Memories

Translation Memories as Translation Tools

Computational Grammar Models (Lexical-Functional Grammar) ( - 2017)

Computer-Assisted Language Learning, CALL ( - 2017)

  •  Postgraduate doctoral studes

Posgraduate Doctoral Study of Information and Communication Sciences & Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Glotodidactics:

Computer-Assisted Translation

Multilingual Corpora in Computational Language Processing

ICT and Computer-Assisted Teaching

 Cotemporary Technology and Foreign Language Teaching