Richard Crouch

crouch@parc.com

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.
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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:

Personal

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