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John Maxwell

John Maxwell is currently working on technologies for health care and social media.

John was the technical lead for PARC's XLE parser, which was one of the key enabling technologies used by Powerset for semantic search. Powerset, Inc. was acquired by Microsoft and became part of Bing. He also made significant contributions to the natural language technology that was licensed to Microlytics and to Inxight.

John joined PARC as an intern from MIT in 1978 as part of the Smalltalk group. His Master's thesis led to the first WYSIWYG music notation editor ("Mockingbird"), which appeared on the cover of Byte magazine in January 1984. John also helped develop the Cedar experimental programming environment before switching to computational linguistics.

 

PARC publications

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2010

2009

Prosodic phonology in LFG: a new proposal

LFG 09 Conference

13 July 2009

2008

Speeding up LFG parsing using C-structure pruning

Coling 2008: Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks

24 August 2008

2007

Pruning the search space of a hand-crafted parsing system with a probabilistic parser

ACL2007 Workshop on Deep Linguistic Processing

28 June 2007

2006

Efficient generation from packed input

Intelligent Linguistic Architectures, edited by M. Butt, M. Dalrymple and T. H. King.

15 December 2006

Grammatical machine translation

Human Language Technology Conference - North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Meeting (H

5 June 2006

2005

On some pitfalls in automatic evaluation and significance testing for MT

ACL05 Workshop on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation Measures for MT and/or Summarization

28 June 2005

2004

Exploiting F-structure input for sentence condensation

Proceedings of the LFG04 Conference

1 December 2004

Integrating finite-state technology with deep LFG grammars

Combining Shallow and Deep Processing for NLP/ESSLLI

9 August 2004

Speed and accuracy in shallow and deep stochastic parsing

Human Language Technology Conference/North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics Meeting

2 May 2004

2003

Implementing restriction for Urdu complex predicates

Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference 2003

13 July 2003

Productive encoding of Urdu complex predicates in the ParGram project

Workshop on Computational Linguistics for South Asian Languages (EACL03)

14 April 2003

2002

Adapting existing grammars: the XLE experience

19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2002)

31 August 2002

Parsing the Wall Street Journal using a Lexical-Functional Grammar and discriminative estimation techniques

Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

7 July 2002

2000

Ambiguity management in grammar writing

Proceedings of the Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation (ESSLLI-2000)

1 January 2000

1998

1996

1995

1993

The interface between phrasal and functional constraints

Computational Linguistics

1 December 1993

The LFG grammar writer's workbench

PARC technical report

1 November 1993

1992

Training stochastic grammars from unlabelled text corpora

Practical Approaches to Scheduling and Planning: Papers from the AAAI Workshop; Technical Report WS-92-01

1 January 1992

1991

A method for disjunctive constraint satisfaction

Current issues in parsing technology

31 December 1991

The hybrid nature of Lexical-Functional Grammar

AAAI Symposium on Principles of Hybrid Reasoning

1 November 1991

1990

Modeling syntactic constraints on anaphoric binding

Proceedings of COLING 90

31 December 1990

1989

An overview of disjunctive constraint satisfaction

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Parsing Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University

31 December 1989

1988

An algorithm for functional uncertainty

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 88)

31 December 1988

1984

Mockingbird: a composer's amanuensis

BYTE Magazine

1 January 1984

1983

Mockingbird: a composer's amanuensis

PARC tech report

January 1983

1981

Mockingbird, a musician's amanuensis [video]

watch video online

November 1981

1980

Mockingbird: PARC Forum talk

PARC Forum talk

30 October 1980

 

 

 

 

related demos & tools

Parallel Grammar Project (ParGram)