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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Jochen  L. Leidner (IPA: /lAIdn@r/)
Institution: Thomson Reuters Corporation
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Homepage: http://www.jochenleidner.com
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Leidner, J.L., Sinclair, G., and Webber, B. (2003). Grounding Spatial Named Entities for Information Extraction and Question Answering. Workshop on Geographic References Held at the HLT/NAACL Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Leidner, Jochen L., Johan Bos, Tiphaine Dalmas, James R. Curran, Stephen Clark, Colin J. Bannard, Bonnie Webber & Mark Steedman (2003): QED: The Edinburgh TREC-2003 Question Answering System. In Voorhees and Buckland (eds.): The Twelfth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2003.
Dissertation Abstract: Toponym Resolution in Text: Annotation, evaluation and applications of spatial grounding of place names

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