Brian Roark

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Google, Inc., 555 SW Morrison St., Ste. 500 Portland, OR 97204
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Before joining Google as a research scientist in May, 2013, I was a faculty member for 9 years in the Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – part of what used to be the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI).  Before that, I was in the Speech Algorithms Department at AT&T Labs - Research from 2001 – 2004. I finished my Ph.D. in the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University in 2001. There I was part of the Brown Laboratory for Linguistic Information Processing.

I am a computational linguist working on various topics in natural language processing. My research interests include: transliteration and text normalization; language modeling for automatic speech recognition, text entry and other applications; weighted transducers and grammars; supervised and unsupervised learning of language models; pronunciation modeling; text entry, accessibility and augmentative & alternative communication (AAC); syntactic parsing of text and speech; statistical models of human language processing; spoken language processing for diagnosis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.
Some recent-ish activities, links and/or resources:
A few recent papers: Other publications;    Google Scholar profile;    Google Research page;    Semantic Scholar page;    CV.

Academic activities (committees, students/post-docs, grants, patents, etc).

Software/Data:  OpenGrm;   Dakshina dataset;   BUBS parser;   Top-down parser