I am an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin and am associated with UT’s Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation. My main research interests include categorial grammars, active learning, discourse structure, coreference resolution, and georeferencing. I am one of the co-creators of OpenNLP and have been active for many years
in the creation and promotion of open source software for natural language processing.
This blog is called “Bcomposes” because this is Jason Baldridge composing the entries, and because B is the symbol for the composition combinator of combinatory logic (also used in Combinatory Categorial Grammar). I’ve created it mainly so I can post useful code snippets while I program and teach, but perhaps I’ll put other things up from time to time.
See my web page for more information, including papers, courses, etc.
Oh, and pat yourself on the back if you know why the banner has a bluebird. If not, here’s a hint: Smullyan.