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Computational Linguistics

 

2002 - 2005

SRI International NLP/Group Discern,  Menlo Park, CA

 

Computational Linguist

 

 

 

information extraction, retrieval and data content analysis

 

data oriented syntactic and semantic analysis of synonym substitution

 

semi-automated creation of large-scale English lexical databases

 

use of ontologies, domain-independent and domain-specific

 

semantics-to-knowledge representation mapping driven by domain-independent as well as domain-specific ontologies and inferences

 

question-answering

 

dialogue modeling, intention recognition based on syntactic patterns and associated conceptual analysis

 

shallow semantic parsing

 

1994 - 1995

ICSI Berkeley/AI Group, Berkeley, CA

 

 

 

 

Research Associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BeRP (Berkeley Restaurant Project): a medium vocabulary, speaker-independent, spontaneous continuous speech understanding system

natural language backend development

transformation of word strings into database queries by means of a template-filling dialog manager

 

 

June - August 1993

Berkeley Speech Technologies, Inc., Berkeley, CA

 

 

 

Research Associate and Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

text-to-speech conversion system, synthetic speech generation in multilingual architecture

 

Psycholinguistics

 

 

1997 - 1999

University of Rochester, Department of Linguistics, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

 

 

ambiguity resolution determined by the interaction of syntactic and lexical semantic constraints (garden path sentences, definite noun phrases and pronouns)

 

semantic-conceptual cues inherent in adjectives and prepositions in limiting the domain of interpretation for a subsequent definite noun phrase

 

 

 

 

joined work with Michael K. Tanenhaus (Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Department of Linguistics) and Gregory N. Carlson (Department of Linguistics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cognitive Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 - 1992

 

University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Cognitive Science

 

 

 

Research Assistant to Stephen E. Palmer (Director)

 

 

1988 - 1990

 

University of California at Berkeley, Department of Philosophy

 

 

 

Research assistant to John R. Searle

 

 

1987 - 1989

 

University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Cognitive Science

 

 

 

Research assistant to Paul Kay