Richard Wicentowski

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Professor Wicentowski is an expert in natural language processing, sometimes referred to as computational linguistics. He has focused on two major areas: computational morphology and computational semantics. In particular, he has examined how common solutions can be developed to these problems across different languages.

For his doctoral thesis, Professor Wicentowski developed a multilingual, minimally supervised morphological analyzer. He has demonstrated the effectiveness of this analyzer in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Romanian, Latin, English, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Russian, Irish, Welsh, Greek, Hindi, Sanskrit, Estonian, Finnish, Turkish, Uzbek, Tamil, Basque, Tagalog, Swahili, and Klingon.

Professor Wicentowski received a B.S. from Rutgers University, an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.