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Ron Artstein

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Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Education

  • 2002, PhD, Linguistics with a certificate in Cognitive Science, Rutgers University
  • 1996, Bachelors, Linguistics and Arabic Language and Literature, Tel Aviv University



Biography


I am a linguist and computational linguist. My training and early work was in theoretical linguistics, specializing in formal semantics. Since 2004, when I joined the ARRAU project (which has since ended), I have expanded my work to computational linguistics, specifically working with annotated corpora. I am presently coordinating an effort to create and organize a corpus of spoken dialogue which is used in developing language comprehension and speech of virtual humans. My research expertise is in the following fields:

Computational: corpus creation and management; reliability statistics for corpus annotation; dialogue; anaphora resolution.

Theoretical: formal semantics and semantics-prosody interaction; compositional semantics below the word level; focus; coordination; temporal quantification.

Research Summary


My research expertise is in the following fields:

Computational: corpus creation and management; reliability statistics for corpus annotation; dialogue; anaphora resolution.

Theoretical: formal semantics and semantics-prosody interaction; compositional semantics below the word level; focus; coordination; temporal quantification.

Appointments
  • Computer Science

Office
  • ICT 4000
  • Institute For Creative Technologies
  • 12015 Waterfront Drive Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
  • USC Mail Code: NA

Contact Information
  • artstein@ict.usc.edu

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