I'm Johannes Gontrum,
An entrepreneur and coder with a 10+ years background in natural language processing, both in industry and academia. Currently, I spent the majority of my time as a co-founder of Knowing Company, where we create an AI platform that can drive a conversation with intention, personality and empathy.
I also enjoy working as a freelancer to help companies master their NLP and AI challenges. If you're interested in hiring me for consulting, research, or development, please reach out via email.Get in touch
Name Johannes Gontrum
Language Skills German (native) - English (fluent)
Location Uppsala, Sweden
Interests Entrepreneurship, Language Technology, Polaroid Photography, Hydroponic Gardening
Education & Skills
Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
Master of Arts in
University of Potsdam
Bachelor of Science in Computational Linguistics
supernlp.co - an easy-to-use NLP API (early stage)
poddq.com - a podcast transcription search solution (idea phase)
Software Development and Consulting - Freelance
textcloud.co (on hold)
Mid-level Developer for Computational Linguistics
Deep Learning in NLP (PyTorch)
DevOps (Docker, Serverless, bare-metal)
Examiner: Prof. Joakim Nivre.
Grade: Passed with Distinction.
Deep Contextualized Word Embeddings in Transition-Based and Graph-Based Dependency Parsing–A Tale of Two Parsers Revisited
Examiner: Prof. Alexander Koller.
Grade: Very Good.
2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer-Mediated Communication
Fine-tuning Contextualized Word Embeddings for Dependency Parsing
Building Lightweight APIs with Connexion and Swagger
Introduction to NLP with spaCy
University of Potsdam.
Text-based Geolocation of German Tweets
2nd Workshop on NLP4CMC.
100k+ pulls on Docker Hub, 200+ Stars on Github.
Blog post published at Data Driven Investor about JWT authentication in the FastAPI framework.
First known combination of contextualized word-embeddings with a transition-based dependency parser.
PyTorch implementation of a transition-based dependency parser. Project for my Master's Thesis.
Greatly contributed in designing and implementing a recommendation engine while employed as a software developer at Retresco GmbH.
Blog post that explains how Airtable and AWS Lambda can be used to collect email addresses from your landing page visitors.