Yarowsky Named 2013 Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics
David Yarowsky, professor of computer science and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics. The ACL Fellows program recognizes members who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of computational linguistics. Yarowsky, whose research focuses on word sense disambiguation, minimally supervised induction algorithms in NLP, and multilingual natural language processing, is one of only four Fellows selected this year. The ACL recognized him for his significant contributions to word-sense disambiguation, the SIGDAT community, and the development of the decision-list learning method.
“David has amazing intuitions about language, and a gift for identifying key bottleneck problems in his field, as well as in the daily lives of our Center,” said Hynek Hermansky, the Julian S. Smith professor in electrical engineering and the director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing.