|Born||1962 (age 54–55)
|Residence||San Francisco, CA|
|Fields||Linguistics and Computer Science|
|Institutions||Stanford University (2003 - present)
University of Colorado Boulder (1996 - 2003)
|Alma mater||University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1992; postdoc, 1992-1995) |
|Notable awards||MacArthur Fellowship (2002)
NSF CAREER Award (1998)
Daniel Jurafsky, commonly known as Dan Jurafsky, is a Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford University and author. With Daniel Gildea, he is known for developing the first automatic system for semantic role labeling (SRL).
Jurafsky received his B.A in Linguistics (1983) and Ph.D. in Computer Science (1992) both at University of California, Berkeley, and then a postdoc at International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley (1992–1995).
He is the author of The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu (2014) and a textbook on speech and language processing (2000). Jurafsky was given a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.
He is the author of The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014). With James H. Martin, he wrote the textbook Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, and Computational Linguistics (Prentice Hall, 2000).
The first automatic system for semantic role labeling (SRL, sometimes also referred to as "shallow semantic parsing") was developed by Daniel Gildea and Daniel Jurafsky to automate the FrameNet annotation process in 2002, and Semantic Role Labelling has since become one of the standard tasks in natural language processing.
- 2009. Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, and Speech Recognition, 2nd Edition. (with James H. Martin) Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0131873216
- 2014. The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0393240832
Honors and awards
- 2002. MacArthur Fellowship.
- 1998. NSF CAREER Award.
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