James F. Allen
|James Frederick Allen|
|Fields||Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics|
|Institutions||University of Rochester|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Academic advisors||C. Raymond Perrault|
|Notable students||Henry Kautz|
|Known for||TRIPS, PLOW|
James Frederick Allen (born 1950) is a computational linguist recognized for his contributions to temporal logic, in particular Allen's Interval Algebra. He is the John H. Dessaurer Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester.
Allen received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1979, under the supervision of C. Raymond Perrault, after which he joined the faculty at Rochester. At Rochester, he was department chair from 1987 to 1990, directed the Cognitive Science Program from 1992 to 1996, and co-directed the Center for the Sciences of Language from 1996 to 1998. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Linguistics from 1983-1993. Since 2006 he has also been associate director of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
Awards and honors
In 1991 he was elected as a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. In 1992 he became the Dessaurer Professor at Rochester.
- Faculty listing, linguistics department, Rochester University, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- ACM Digital Library entry for Allen's thesis, A plan-based approach to speech act recognition, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- AI Genealogy Project, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- James Francis Allen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- Some Notes on ACL History, Karen Sparck Jones, 2002, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- Computational Linguistics, Julia Hirschberg, 2002, retrieved 2011-01-05.
- Profile at IHMC, retrieved 2011-01-06.
- Review by Michael Kac (1988), Computational Linguistics 14 (4): 96–97.
- Review by Mona Singh (1996), ACM Computing Reviews.
- Review by Mitchell Marks and Kristian J. Hammond (1993), ACM SIGART Bulletin 4 (2): 8–11, doi:10.1145/152941.1064726.
- "Fellows of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence", AI Magazine 11 (4), 1990: 13–14.