Julie Beth Lovins
|Julie Beth Lovins|
|Born||October 19, 1945|
January 16, 2018 (aged 72)|
Mountain View, California
University of Chicago
|Known for||Computational linguistics|
It is a single pass, context sensitive stemmer, which removes endings based on the longest-match principle. The stemmer was the first to be published and was extremely well developed considering the date of its release and has been the main influence on a large amount of the future work in the area. -Adam G., et al
Lovins attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree. She received the inaugural Bloch Fellowship in 1970 from the Linguistic Society of America to attend graduate school. Lovins obtained her MA in 1970 and PhD in 1973 from the University of Chicago. Following her PhD, she spent a year working as a linguist-at-large at a University of Tokyo language research institute and as an English conversation teacher. She then joined the faculty at Tsuda College as a professor of English and linguistics, where she taught for seven years. She published an article about her work developing the first stemming algorithm through the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. A revision of her thesis on loanwords and the phonological structure of Japanese was published in 1975 by the Indiana University Linguistics Club. She moved to Mountain View, California in 1979, and later to Old Mountain View in 1981 with her partner and later husband Greg Fowler, who unexpectedly died in 2016.
- "What is Lovins Stemming?". The Lovins Stemmer. Lancaster University. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- Adam G., Asimakis K., Bouras C., Poulopoulos V. (2010). "An Efficient Mechanism for Stemming and Tagging: The Case of Greek Language". Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems. KES 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 6278: 389–397.
- "Brown Alumni Monthly". 74 (9). July 1974: 51. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Linguistic Institute Fellowships". Linguistic Society of America. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Reinventing Energy in China". Asia Society. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- Lovins, Julie (1968). "Development of a Stemming Algorithm" (PDF). Mechanical Translation and Computational Linguistics. 11 (1 & 2): 22–31.
- Lovins, Julie (1975). "Loanwords and the phonological structure of Japanese". Linguistics Club: 163.
- Rowell, Velva (March 2008). "A few minutes with Julie Lovins". OMVNA Newsletter. 20 (2). Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Remembering Greg Fowlerby Roger Petersen - The blind californian". 2016 SVCB In Touch. Retrieved 6 June 2017.