Matej Ďurčo is head of the ACDH’s technical working group “Tools, Services & Systems” and was one of the key figures in founding the institute. Since 2002, while still studying computer science at the Technical University Vienna, he has been a team member of the ACDH’s institutional predecessors, the Austrian Academy Corpus (AAC) and the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology (ICLTT), engaging primarily in corpus linguistics and development of text technological applications. Since 2009, he has been part of the Austrian research infrastructures core group, contributing substantially to the development of key technical components such as the Component Metadata Infrastructure (CMDI), the Federated Content Search (FCS) and the Vocabulary Repository, both on the local and on the European levels. Currently, he acts as coordinator of the Metadata Curation Task Force in CLARIN and is co-head of the Virtual Competence Centre I (e-Infrastructure) in DARIAH. For his achievements in the build-up of CLARIN, he was awarded the first CLARIN Young Scientist Award in 2014 in Soesterberg (Netherlands).
In his role as head of the ACDH’s technical group, he has been coordinating the development of applications and the provision of services for the numerous projects of the institute and its cooperation partners. His focus lies on building and providing a consolidated portfolio of technical solutions, striving to offer the most appropriate tools for specific requirements of individual projects.
His specific interests are semantic technologies, information visualization and resource discovery.
- Andorfer, Peter, Edeltraud Aspöck, Matej Ďurčo, Anja Masur, and Ksenia Zaytseva. The DEFC-App: A Web-based Archaeological Data Management System for ‘Digitizing Early Farming Cultures’.
- Wissik, Tanja, and Matej Ďurčo. dariahTeach - Freizugängliche Plattform für DH Lehrmaterialien.