Michal Měchura

Language technologist, information architect.


I am the author of the open-source dictionary writing system Lexonomy and the open-source terminology management platform Terminologue.

I have written the Irish-language book An Ríomhaire Ilteangach, a guide to language technology for general readers.

I am the technical architect behind many Irish-language websites including the National Terminology Database for Irish, the Placenames Database of Ireland, the National Folklore Collection and the Dictionary and Language Library.

I am the author of Xonomy, an open-source XML editor for the web.

I have written a computational grammar of Irish called Gramadán and I maintain the Irish National Morphology Database.

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I work as a technical consultant for Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge in Dublin City University and for the New English-Irish Dictionary Project in Foras na Gaeilge in Dublin, Ireland.

Also, I am a PhD student at the Natural Language Processing Centre in Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, where I am researching e-lexicography. My research is sponsored by Lexical Computing and the ELEXIS project.


Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Irish, Dublin Institute of Technology (2010).

MPhil in Speech and Language Processing, Trinity College, University of Dublin (2008).


Můj rodný jazyk je čeština. Is cainteoir dóchais Gaeilge mé. Ich spreche einfaches Touristendeutsch.