András Kornai

András Kornai

András Kornai (son of economist János Kornai, born 1957 in Budapest, Hungary) is a well-known mathematical linguist. He earned his mathematics PhD in 1983 from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest where his advisor was Miklós Ajtai. He earned his linguistics PhD in 1991 from Stanford University, where his advisor was Paul Kiparsky.

His Erdős number is 2.

He is Chief Scientist at MetaCarta where he works on information extraction, and adjunct professor at the Budapest Institute of Technology, where he works on an open source Hungarian morphological analyzer.

He is on the board of Grammars (Kluwers) and YourAmigo PLC. His research interests include all mathematical aspects of natural language processing, speech recognition, and OCR.

As Area Editor he was responsible for the Mathematical Linguistics area of The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, and his joint work with Geoffrey Pullum, [] "The X-bar Theory of Phrase Structure"] importantly formally reconstructed that then-popular linguistic theory.


Mathematical Linguistics. Springer Verlag, in the series Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, November 2007. ISBN 978-1-84628-985-9 Hardbound, approximately 300 pages. See [ description] .

Formal Phonology. In the series Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics, Garland Publishing, 1994, ISBN 0-8153-1730-1, hardbound, 240 pages [ Contents, Preface, Introduction (20 pages)]

On Hungarian Morphology. In the series Linguistica, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1994, ISBN 963-8461-73-X, paperbound, 174 pages [ Contents, Preface, Introduction (10 pages) ]

Books Edited

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (Mathematical Linguistics Area Editor under Editor in Chief William Frawley). 4 volumes, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-19513-977-8.

Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL Workshop on the Analysis of Geographic References. Jointly with Beth Sundheim. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2003, ISBN 1-932432-04-3 (WS9), paperbound, vi+81 pages. See [ related material] .

Extended Finite State Models of Language (editor). In the series Studies in Natural Language Processing, Cambridge University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-521-63198-X, hardbound, x+278 pages [ Contents, Introduction (7 pages)] .

Selected papers

* Hunmorph: open source word analysis (Jointly with V. Tron, Gy. Gyepesi, P. Halacsy, L. Nemeth, and D. Varga). In "Proc. ACL 2005 Software Workshop" 77-85 []
* Leveraging the open source ispell codebase for minority language analysis (Jointly with P. Halacsy, L. Nemeth, A. Rung, I. Szakadat, and V. Tron). In "J. Carson-Berndsen" (ed): Proc. SALTMIL 2004 56-59 []
* Explicit Finitism, "International Journal of Theoretical Physics" 2003/2 301-307 []
* Mathematical Linguistics (Jointly with G.K. Pullum) In W. Frawley (ed): "Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics", Oxford University Press 2003, v3 17-20 []
* Optical Character Recognition, In W. Frawley (ed): "Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics", Oxford University Press 2003, v3 33-34 []
* How many words are there? Glottometrics 2002/4 61-86 []
* Zipf's law outside the middle range "Proc. Sixth Meeting on Mathematics of Language" University of Central Florida, 1999 347-356 []
* A Robust, Language-Independent OCR System. (Jointly with Z. Lu, I. Bazzi, J. Makhoul, P. Natarajan, and R. Schwartz) In: Robert J. Mericsko (ed): Proc. 27th AIPR Workshop: Advances in Computer-Assisted Recognition SPIE Proceedings 3584 1999 []
* Quantitative Comparison of Languages. "Grammars" 1998/2 155-165 []
* The generative power of feature geometry. "Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence" 8 1993 37-46 []
* The X-bar Theory of Phrase Structure. (Jointly with G.K. Pullum) "Language" 66 1990 24-50 []

External links

* [ Kornai's home page]

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