Steven Abney

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
LSA: Humanities
Department: 
Linguistics
Title: 
Associate Professor
Short bio: 

Steven Abney completed his doctorate at MIT in 1987. He was a Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore, an assistant professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany, a Principal Technical Staff Member at AT&T Laboratories, before coming to the University of Michigan in 2002.

Research summary: 

Steven Abney's area of research is computational linguistics, which encompasses language technology (machine translation, speech recognition, information extraction), digital linguistics, the language part of artificial intelligence, and computational psycholinguistics.

Recent publications: 

(2011) Data-intensive experimental linguistics, Linguistic Issues in Language Technology
(2011) Towards a data model for the Universal Corpus, Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora, Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(2010) The Human Language Project: Building a Universal Corpus of the world's languages, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Proceedings of the Conference

Keywords: 
computational linguistics,
Machine Learning,
language documentation,
grammatical inference