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Jason Baldridge

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Assoc Professor
The University of Texas
Jason has 15 years of experience in research, consulting, and software development in natural language processing. He currently holds a tenured position as an associate professor of computational linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned degrees in linguistics and computer science at the University of Pennsylvania and in computer science at the University of Edinburgh, where his doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2003 Beth Dissertation Prize from the European Association for Logic, Language, and Information. In 1999, he co-founded the the OpenNLP project and created the OpenNLP Toolkit, which is now in incubation at the Apache Software Foundation. He is an internationally recognized expert in natural language processing, with more than 50 publications in books, journals, and conference proceeedings. Jason is currently on the editorial boards of Computational Linguistics, Computing Science and Engineering, and Linguistics in Language Technology, and he has served as area chair in Syntax and Parsing (2008) and NLP Applications (2012) for the conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Outside academia, he serves as senior data scientist for Converseon, a leading social media consultancy.


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