Aravind Joshi

Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science
Contact Information
(215) 898-0359
Office Location: 
Suite 400A, IRCS (3401 Walnut); 505 Levine Bldg. (3330 Walnut)
Mailing Address: 

505 Levine Hall         
3330 Walnut
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6309

Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1960
Research Interests: 

My early research was in information theory and communication theory. Since 1958, I have been working almost continuously on problems that overlap computer science and linguistics. Much of this research is now classified under formal linguistics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, or cognitive science, depending on the topic. These categories are not necessarily exclusive.

More specifically, I have been working on syntactic and semantic representations for language structure, relationship of language structure to logic, mathematical linguistics, theory of computation as it relates to natural language processing, parsing algorithms, design and implementation of various systems for natural language processing, especially question-answer systems as interfaces to databases, theories of representation and inferencing in natural language, computational aspects of discourse, psychological implications of processing models, problems in processing certain kinds of bilingual utterances, some aspects of language learning, and other related problems.