|Ph.D.||in Computer Science, Linguistics, and Germanic Languages
University of Texas, Austin, 1981
|M.A.||in Computer Science (minor: Psycholinguistics)
University of Texas, Austin, 1975
|B.A.||in Psychology, with Honors (near-majors: Mathematics, Computer Science)
University of Texas, Austin, 1971
|2007 - 2011||Interim Director, Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin.|
|Spring, 2005||Lecturer (part-time), Dept. of Linguistics, UT Austin:
taught graduate-level computational linguistics course.
|2001 - 2011||Research Scientist, Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin:
research and website development (early Indo-European languages).
|1998 - 2001||Senior Software Engineer, Goodbyte Corp., Austin, TX:
Java application development for corporate websites.
|1995 - 1998||Chief Architect, MadeToOrder.com, Inc., Redwood City, CA:
developed mass-market PC software products (in 7 European languages) --
|1994 - 1995||Chief Scientist, Goodbyte Corp., Austin, TX:
engaged in corporate R&D, some funded by the National Science Foundation's SBIR program.
|1988 - 1993||Staff Scientist, Symantec Corp., Cupertino, CA:
engaged in corporate R&D; responsible for the Query Guide and the Intelligent Assistant: two different natural language question-answering systems, in 4 and 7 European languages respectively, comprising menu-guided and free-text human interfaces to the mass-market PC database product Q&A.
|1984 - 1988||Member of the Technical Staff, AI and HI Laboratories, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC):
Director of the NABU multilingual Natural Language Processing project.
|1982 - 1985||Lecturer (part-time), Dept. of Computer Sciences, UT Austin:
taught undergraduate- and graduate-level computer science courses.
|1980 - 1984||Manager, Special Projects (METAL), Siemens Communication Systems, Inc., Boca Raton, FL:
Chief Architect and Manager of the METAL Machine Translation Project at the Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas.
|1979 - 1980||Programmer/Analyst, Machine Translation (METAL) Project, Linguistics Research Center, UT Austin:
Chief Architect and Director of the METAL Machine Translation Project at the Linguistics Research Center, funded jointly by Siemens AG and the U.S. Government.
|1975 - 1979||Research Linguist, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA:
responsible for natural language interfaces (parsing, question-answering, and generation including speech synthesis), theorem-prover interfaces, and design, implementation, and maintenance of a data base management system.
|Spring, 1975||Computer Programmer, Computation Center, UT Austin:
responsible for development, maintenance, and documentation of UT LISP 5.0 for CDC 6000-series computers.
|1970 - 1974||Research Assistant, Dept. of Computer Sciences, UT Austin:
responsible for software design, development, and maintenance for the Intelligent Computer-Assisted Instruction Project; areas of R&D covered natural language generation, question-answering, and analysis, as well as general system software & support.
|Natural||Generating English discourse from semantic nets;|
|Language||programming simulated robots to respond to English commands;|
|Processing||answering questions in English (or French, German, etc.) from a database;|
|explaining reasoning in artificial intelligence (AI) applications;|
|translating technical documents (METAL German-English, etc.);|
|designing natural-like formal language interfaces for input & output;|
|phrasing robot plans, for confirmation prior to their execution;|
|creating practical (incl. commercial) multi-lingual applications;|
|automating creation/maintenance of multi-lingual websites with thousands of pages.|
|Software||System architecture for large-scale, high-efficiency processing;|
|Design &||engineering & testing practical & commercial applications;|
|Development||semi-automated product localization for foreign markets;|
|natural language processing software in Lisp, Perl, Java, C...|
|IBM-PC & clones||Windows||Perl, Java, C, C++, SQL, CommonLisp|
|IBM-PC & clones||Linux||Perl, Java|
|Apple Macintosh||Systems 4-7||CommonLisp, C, C++|
|IBM-PC & clones||DOS||IQLisp, GCLisp, C, Basic|
|Lisp Machine||Symbolics||ZetaLisp, CommonLisp, ZMACS|
|DEC-20||TOPS-20||Lisp, Fortran, Teco, LaTex, SPSS|
|DEC-10||10X/TOPS-10||InterLisp, Fortran, Snobol, Teco, Macro|
|DEC VAX||VMS/UNIX||InterLisp, EMACS|
|CDC 6x00||UT-2D||Lisp, Compass, Fortran, Snobol|
Advanced LISP Programming for Artificial Intelligence
MT Systems; METAL;
The State of the Art;
System Construction Techniques
|Editorial Boards||Computers and Translation,
American Journal of Computational Linguistics
|Guest Editor||Computational Linguistics|
|Program Committees||COLING; ACL; IJCAI;
AI chairman, European ACL
|Local Arr. Chair||2nd ACL Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing|
American Journal of Computational Linguistics,
National Science Foundation;
"Machine Translation," presented at the Machine Translation Industrial Seminar, Gothenburg University, Sweden
"The METAL System," presented at the Machine Translation Industrial Seminar, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Workshop Director, "The Future of Machine Translation," at the Nordic Summer School on Machine Translation, Gothenburg, Sweden
"The History of Machine Translation," presented at the IBM Europe Institute, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Panel member, "Machine Translation, Now and in the Future," IBM Europe Institute, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
"Machine Translation: A Look Back and a Look Ahead," presented to the Circle for Research in Computational Linguistics, Arizona State University
"Machine Translation: Practical Issues," a tutorial presented in three parts at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Second World Basque Congress, San Sebastián, The Basque Country, Spain
Panel member, "Machine Translation (Building a Practical System)," Natural Language Processing short course for the U.S. Army Research Office, presented by the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas, Austin
"Machine Translation," a lecture in two parts presented to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China
"Machine Translation: an American Perspective," presented at the Artificial Intelligence '86 Conference and Exhibition, Singapore
"The Treatment of Grammatical Categories and Word Order in Machine Translation," presented at the Workshop on the Development of Computer-Assisted Translation, Saudi Arabian National Center for Science and Technology, Riyadh
"Parser Construction Techniques," tutorial presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, University of Chicago
"The LRC Machine Translation System," presented at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights
"How one might Automatically Identify and Adapt to a Sublanguage: an initial exploration," presented at the Sublanguage Workshop, New York University
"METAL: The LRC Machine Translation System," ISSCO Tutorial on Machine Translation, Lugano, Switzerland
"Artificial Intelligence and the Fifth Generation," Science Futures Symposium, University of Texas, Austin
"Machine Translation: Its History, Current Status, and Future Prospects," Closing Keynote Address, COLING84 (International Conference on Computational Linguistics), Stanford University
"Transportability to Other Languages," presented at the ACL/NSF Workshop on Transportable Language Processing, Duke University
"The LRC Machine Translation System," presented at the General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan
"The METAL Translation System," presented to the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
"Natural Language Generation," presented at the IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, California.