Kenneth Church has worked on many topics in computational linguistics including: web search, language modeling, text analysis, spelling correction, word-sense disambiguation, terminology, translation, lexicography, compression, speech (recognition, synthesis and diarization), OCR, and more. He was an early advocate of empirical methods, and was a founder of EMNLP. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, and has worked at AT&T, Microsoft, Hopkins, IBM and Baidu. He was the president of ACL in 2012, and SIGDAT (the group that organizes EMNLP) from 1993 until 2011. He became an AT&T Fellow in 2001 and ACL Fellow in 2015.
Catch the full replay of Ken’s introduction to GFT below and read our recap here.