Elliott Franco Drábek, Ph.D.

(443) 653-1468
elliott.drabek@gmail.com
961 Radcliffe Road, Towson MD 21204

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2009, Johns Hopkins University

Master of Engineering, 2007, Johns Hopkins University

Master of Engineering, 2001, Tsinghua University

Bachelor of Arts, 1996, University of Arizona

SKILLS

Programming languages: Perl, C/C++, Python, Java, Bash scripting, SQL, R, Common Lisp, Scheme, Awk, ECMAScript, Icon, SNOBOL

Other technologies: Linux, Windows, PostgreSQL, XML, Unicode, HTML, CGI, VI, MS Visual Studio, LaTeX, Microsoft Office

Modeling techniques: Machine learning, hidden Markov models, sequence alignment, weighted finite state automata, generative and discriminative graphical models, formal grammars, neural networks

Human languages: Fluent Modern Standard Chinese, Spanish; Reading knowledge of German, Portuguese

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

9/01 - 9/09 Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

6/99 - 8/99 MITRE Corporation, Virginia

7/98 - 9/98 Publishing House of the Electronics Industry, Beijing

12/96 - 1/97 Language Analysis Systems, Virginia

6/95 - 9/95 Language Analysis Systems, Virginia

2/93 - 8/98 Various schools and private clients, Arizona, California, Taiwan

PUBLICATIONS

Elliott Franco Drábek, "Translingual Fine-grained Morphosyntactic Analysis and its Application to Machine Translation", Ph.D. dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, 2009.

Elliott Franco Drábek and David Yarowsky, "Induction of Fine-Grained Part-of-Speech Taggers via Classifier Combination and Crosslingual Projection", in Proceedings of the ACL-2005 Workshop on Parallel Texts, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005, pp. 49-56.

Charles Schafer and Elliott Franco Drábek, "Models for Inuktitut-English Word Alignment", in Proceedings of the ACL-2005 Workshop on Parallel Texts, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005, pp. 99-106.

Elliott Franco Drábek and David Yarowsky, "Improving Bitext Word Alignments via Syntax-based Reordering of English", in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Short Papers), Barcelona, July 2004, pp. 14-17.

Dragomir Radev, Timothy Allison, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, John Blitzer, Arda Çelebi, Stanko Dimitrov, Elliott Drábek, Ali Hakim, Wai Lam, Danyu Liu, Jahna Otterbacher, Hong Qi, Horacio Saggion, Simone Teufel, Michael Topper, Adam Winkel, and Zhu Zhang, "MEAD: A Platform for Multidocument Multilingual Text Summarization", in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2004.

Dragomir R. Radev, Simone Teufel, Horacio Saggion, Wai Lam, John Blitzer, Hong Qi, Arda Çelebi, Danyu Liu, and Elliott Drábek, "Evaluation Challenges in Large-scale Multi-document Summarization: the MEAD Project", in Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Sapporo, Japan, July 2003.

Minghu Jiang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Georges G. E. Gielen, Elliott Drábek, Ying Xia, Gang Tan and Ta Bao, "Braille to Print Translations for Chinese", Information and Software Technology, 44(2), 2002, pp. 91-100.

Elliott Franco Drábek and Qiang Zhou, "Use of a Lexical Feature Database for Partial Parsing of Chinese", in Proceedings of the Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium, Tokyo, 2001, pp. 663-668.

Elliott Franco Drábek and Qiang Zhou, "Experiments in Learning Models for Functional Chunking of Chinese Text", in Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Natural Language processing and Knowledge Engineering, Tucson, Arizona, 2001, pp. 859-864.

Elliott Franco Drábek and Qiang Zhou, "Using Co-occurrence Statistics as an Information Source for Partial Parsing of Chinese", in Proceedings of the ACL-2000 Chinese Language Processing Workshop, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 22-28.