John Goldsmith Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor
Departments of Computer Science and Linguistics

Email:
jagoldsm@cs.uchicago.edu
Phone:
(773) 702-6614
Office:
JCL 311
Website:
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/faculty/goldsmith
Research:
artificial intelligence, computational linguistics

Research

I am interested in understanding the nature of symbolic representation, in both natural language and genomic sequences, through the development of software that induces structure from data. In the area of natural language, the focus of my recent work has been the development of a program called Linguistica which induces the morphology (the word internal structure) of a language on the basis of a corpus from the language. We are currently working on languages as diverse as Somali and Swahili in addition to more familiar European languages. Our webpage is linguistica.uchicago.edu

Education

  • Swarthmore College, BA 1972 (Philosophy, Mathematics, Economics)
  • MIT, PhD 1976 (Linguistics)