James Pustejovsky

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James Pustejovsky

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James Pustejovsky holds the TJX/Felberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University, where he directs the Lab for Linguistics and Computation, and chairs both the Program in Language and Linguistics and the Computational Linguistics MA Program. He has conducted research in computational linguistics, AI, lexical semantics, temporal reasoning, and corpus linguistics and language annotation. He is currently head of a working group within ISO/TC37/SC4 to develop a Semantic Annotation Framework, and is chief architect of TimeML and ISO-TimeML, a newly adopted ISO standard for temporal information in language, as well as the draft specification for spatial information, ISO-Space. Pustejovsky was PI of a large NSF-funded effort, "Towards a Comprehensive Linguistic Annotation of Language," that involved merging several diverse linguistic annotations (PropBank, NomBank, the Discourse Treebank, TimeBank, and Opinion Corpus) into a unified representation. Currently, he is Co-PI of a major project funded by the NSF to address interoperability for NLP data and tools. He has taught computational linguistics to both graduates and undergraduates for 20 years, and corpus linguistics for eight years. He has authored numerous books, including Interpreting Motion (with I. Mani, Oxford University Press, 2012), Recent Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory (Springer, 2012), Generative Lexicon (MIT, 1995), The Problem of Polysemy (with B. Boguraev, Cambridge, 1996), The Language of Time (Oxford, with I. Mani and R. Gaizauskas, 2005), and Semantics and the Lexicon (Kluwer, 1993). He is currently finishing a textbook for Cambridge University Press, entitled Lexicon, to appear in 2013.