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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: Tom  O'Hara
Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Homepage: www.umbc.edu/~tomohara
State and/or Country: MD
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Selected Publications: Empirical Acquisition of Conceptual Distinctions via Dictionary Definitions

Inferring parts of speech for lexical mappings via the Cyc KB

Class-based Collocations for Word-Sense Disambiguation
Dissertation Abstract: Empirical Acquisition of Conceptual Distinctions via Dictionary Definitions



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