Julie Beth Lovins

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Julie Beth Lovins
Born United States
Citizenship US
Fields Computational linguistics
Alma mater University of Chicago
Known for Computational linguistics

Julie Beth Lovins is a computational linguist who wrote the first stemming algorithm for word matching.[1] Lovins obtained her Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Chicago. She has published an article about the development of stemming algorithm through the Elecronic Systems Laboratory at MIT, Cambridge.[2]


  1. ^ "What is Lovins Stemming?". The Lovins Stemmer. Lancaster University. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Lovins, Julie (1968). "Development of a Stemming Algorithm" (PDF). Mechanical Translation and Computational Linguistics. 11 (1 & 2): 22-31.