Richard Crouch

Senior member of research staff
Natural Language Theory and Technology
Information Sciences and Technologies Laboratory (ISTL)
Palo Alto Research Center
3333 Coyote Hill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
phone: (650) 812-4746
fax: (650) 812-4374

Research Interests

Principal interests in computational semantics and pragmatics, especially ambiguity management, context-dependency, the syntax-semantics interface, and natural language understanding / knowledge representation.

Brief History

Before joining PARC in December 1998, I was a lecturer (i.e. assistant professor in U.S. terminology) in the Department of Computer Science at Nottingham University, UK. Prior to this I spent a while as a researcher at the Speech Research Unit, DERA Malvern, UK, and over five years at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre. While at SRI I worked on the Core Language Engine, and was also a member of the LRE project Frameworks for Computational Semantics (FraCaS). I have served on the editorial boards of Computational Linguistics and Personal Technologies.

Selected Papers

Teaching Material

At various times I have found myself preparing notes for lecture courses.   Here are some of them, without any guarantees as to their accuracy, usefulness, lack of plagiarism, completeness, or coherence:


Married to Valeria Paiva, and father of Anna and Eric.