David Bamman

Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
Language Technologies Institute

5719 Gates-Hillman Complex
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

twitter: @dbamman
email: dbamman at cs.cmu.edu


I'm a PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science at CMU, part of the ARK research group and advised by Noah Smith. My research interests lie in the areas of natural language processing and machine learning, especially as applied to empirical questions in the humanities and social sciences.

I'm especially interested in questions of linguistic variation (both over long periods of time [JCDL2011] and short [Lexicalist]), literary influence [LaTeCH2008], and censorship [First Monday 2012] -- in general, the tension between linguistic creativity and the forces outside of our own free will that shape our use of language. Prior to CMU, I was a senior researcher in computational linguistics at the Perseus Project at Tufts University, where I led the development of the Ancient Greek and Latin Dependency Treebanks and the Dynamic Lexicon.

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