Petra BagoAssoc. prof. Petra Bago, PhD

Office hours: Mondays 11:45-12:45, online (via BigBlueButton or Zoom) or room E-315 (by appointment); schedule meeting via e-mail

Mail: pbago(at)ffzg.unizg.hr

LinkedIn: https://hr.linkedin.com/in/petrabago

NLP group: http://nlp.ffzg.hr/

Phone: +385-1-4092323



Petra Bago (scientist ID: 314883) was born in 1982 in Zagreb. She attended elementary school in Zagreb, Bern (Switzerland) and Sofia (Bulgaria). She graduated from the V. gymnasium in Zagreb, a high school specialized in natural sciences and mathematics.In 2003 she enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences and the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. Since 2004 she has been a student teaching assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences. In 2006 as a coauthor she received the Rector's award for student scientific paper titled “Computational preparation, processing and presentation of Peter Loderecker's 7-lingual dictionary on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the print edition” mentored by prof. Damir Boras, PhD, and Nikola Ljubešić, then a science novice at the Department. She graduated at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences and the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in 2008.

In the academic year 2008/2009 she enrolled in a postgraduate doctorate program at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences. Since 2009 she has been working at the same department as a science novice on a project “Croatian dictionary heritage and Croatian European identity” of the main researcher full professor Damir Boras, Ph.D. She attained a Ph.D. in September 2014. with a title "Multilevel presentation model of old Croatian dictionary texts" undervision of doctoral advisors full professor Damir Boras, Ph.D and assistant professor Nikola Ljubešić, Ph.D.

She is an active participant in teaching classes at the undergraduate and graduate program on courses "Computer networks", "Text and language processing, "Language data bases", "Information retrieval and natural language processing", "Dictionary knowledge presentation", "Introduction to lexicography" and "Introduction to programing for philological research". She continuously  attends conferences, semianrs, summer schools, and certified courses.

She is a scientific associate since 2016 and an assistant professor since 2017. As of 2022 she is a senior scientific associate and an associate professor since 2023. As of 2017 she is Head of Natural language processing, lexicography and encyclopedic science section.

Active speaker of English, and passive of German, French and Spanish.


Fields of interest:

  • digital humanities
  • natural language processing
  • e-lexicography
  • encyclopaedic science
  • text encoding
  • statistical text analysis


 Publications listed in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI) 

Google Scholar profil



  • Researcher (associate) in a scientific Erasmus+ KA2 project "e-Service Learning for more digital and inclusive EU Higher Education systems" (2021-2024).
  • Researcher (associate) in a scientific project funded by the Croatian science foundation "Retrodigitalizacija i interpretacija hrvatskih gramatika do ilirizma (RETROGRAM)" (2019-2023).
  • Local coordinator of project "PRINCIPLE - Providing Resources in Irish, Norwegian, Croatian and Icelandic for Purposes of Language Engineering" financed by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) (Grant Agreement No. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2018/1761837; September 2019 - August 2021) [https://principleproject.eu/]
  • Researcher (associate) in a scientific Erasmus+ KA2 project “Rural 3.0: Service Learning for the Rural Development” (2019-) [https://rural.ffzg.unizg.hr/]
  • Management Committee Substitute of the COST Action "enetCollect - European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques" (CA16105; 2017-2021) [https://enetcollect.eurac.edu/]
  • Local coordinator in a scientific Erasmus+ KA2 project “DigiLing - Trans-European e-Learning Hub for Digital Linguistics” (2016-2019) [http://www.digiling.eu/, https://learn.digiling.eu/]
  • Local seminar organizer in a SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) SCOPES (Scientific co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland) project 160501: Regional Linguistic Data Initiative (ReLDI)
  • Researcher (associate) in a scientific Erasmus+ KA2 project “Europe Engage – Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement through Service-Learning within Higher Education in Europe” (2015-2017)
  • Researcher (associate) in a EU Structural and Investment Funds project “MemAzija – Memory algorithms and their application in the teaching of Asian languages
  • Coordinator in a collaborative project between the business and academic community “Knowledge Management"
  • Researcher (associate) in ESF (European Social Fund) Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020 project “The adjustment of study programs in the fields of social sciences and humanities to the needs of the labor market” (2015-2016)
  • Researcher (associate) in a scientific project “Croatian dictionary heritage and Croatian European identity”, funded by the Croatian Ministry of science, education and sport


Reviewer and board member::

  • International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA) (reviewer)
  • Journal of Computing and Information Technology (CIT) (reviewer)
  • FLUMINENSIA: Časopis za filološka istraživanja (reviewer)
  • Czech science foundation (reviewer)
  • H2020 ICT (reviewer)
  • Izdavač John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (reviewer)ACH2021 (reviewer)
  • Studia Lexicographica - peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography zavoda Miroslav Krleža (member of the editorial board and reviewer)
  • Rasprave - peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Institute for Croatian language and linguistics (reviewer)
  • E-dictionaries i e-lexicography (member of the Program Committee)
  • INFuture (The Future of Information Sciences); 2019– (member of the Program Committee and reviewer)
  • KEOD (Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development) conference; 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (member of the Program Committee and reviewer)
  • ACH2019 - conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (reviewer)
  • Digital Humanities 2020 - Intersections/Carrefours - conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (reviewer)
  • EADH 2018 - conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities (reviewer)
  • LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme (reviewer)



Undergraduate courses:

  • Text and language processing
  • Language data bases
  • Information retrieval and natural language processing
  • Computer networks (2008./2009.-2015./2016.)

Graduate courses:

  • Introduction to lexicography
  • Introduction to programing for philological research
  • Corpus lexicography
  • Natural language processing for historical texts
  • Dictionary knowledge presentation