Sean Michael Burke is a Perl programmer, author, and linguist. He was a columnist for The Perl Journal from 1998 and has written several dozen Perl modules for CPAN, as well as books for O'Reilly Media.
Burke also wrote perlpodspec, the specification for the Pod ("Plain Old Documentation") markup language, which is used for documenting Perl and its modules, and the current generation of Pod parsers, such as Pod::Simple, which are used for generating the HTML documentation on the main CPAN search engine, search.cpan.org.
Burke, Sean M. Chapter 5.3: "The design of online lexicons" (p240-249) in A Practical Guide to Lexicography, van Sterkenburg, Piet (editor). A textbook, book #6 in the series Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003. ISBN 978-1588113818.
Phone, Wilhelmina; Olson, Maureen; Martinez, Matilda. (Authors.) Dictionary of Jicarilla Apache: Abáachi Mizaa Iłkeeʼ Siijai. Axelrod, Melissa; Gómez de García, Jule; Lachler, Jordan; and Burke, Sean (Eds.). Author of its section "Technical Notes on the Production of the Dictionary". University of New Mexico Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0826340788.
Selected Perl Journal articles appear in all three volumes of Best of The Perl Journal.