Aravind Joshi

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Aravind Krishna Joshi
Born August 5, 1929 (1929-08-05)
Pune, India
Residence Philadelphia, PA, USA
Citizenship United States of America
Fields computational linguistics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Alma mater

College of Engineering, Pune

Indian Institute of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Known for Defining the tree-adjoining grammar formalism

Aravind Krishna Joshi (Marathi: अरविंद कृष्‍ण जोशी) (born August 5, 1929 in Pune, India) is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the computer science department of the University of Pennsylvania. Joshi defined the tree-adjoining grammar formalism which is often used in computational linguistics and natural language processing.

Joshi studied at Pune University and the Indian Institute of Science, where he was awarded a BE in electrical engineering and a DIISc in communication engineering respectively. Joshi's graduate work was done in the electrical engineering department at the University of Pennsylvania, and he was awarded his PhD in 1960. He became a professor at Penn and is the co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

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On April 21, 2005, Joshi was awarded the Franklin Institute's Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. The Franklin Institute citation states that he was awarded the medal "for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of how language is represented in the mind, and for developing techniques that enable computers to process efficiently the wide range of human languages. These advances have led to new methods for computer translation."[2]

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Preceded by
Richard M. Karp
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
2005
Succeeded by
Donald Norman
Preceded by
None
ACL Lifetime Achievement Award
2002
Succeeded by
Makoto Nagao