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Greg Kondrak, PhD

Professor

Science

Computing Science

About Me

Education

  • Magister, Computer Science, University of Warsaw, 1990 
  • M.Sc., Computing Science, University of Alberta, 1994 
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2002 

Research

Area

Artificial Intelligence

Interests

Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing.

Summary

I am particularly interested in:

  • Character-level processing: letter-to-phoneme conversion, transliteration, syllabification, stress prediction
  • Identification of cognates -- words that are similar across different languages (e.g. English night and German nacht)
  • Applications of cognates in various areas of NLP, including language reconstruction, sentence and word alignment in bitexts, machine translation, and detecting confusable drug names
  • Computing word similarity (orthographic, phonetic, and semantic)
  • Applications of bioinformatics in NLP