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Dan Bikel

  • Ph.D.
  • Head NLP Scientist & Senior Manager
  • LinkedIn Corp
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Dan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers

Recent publications

  • Statistical Parsing Exposed: Viewing the Model as Data

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  • Intricacies of Collins' Parsing Model

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Professional experience

Head NLP Scientist & Senior Manager


June 2015 - Present

Research Scientist

Google Research

May 2010 - May 2015(5 years)


M.S., Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

August 1997 - October 2004(7 years)



September 1989 - June 1993(4 years)


From 1994 through 1997, I was an Associate Scientist at the Speech and Language Processing group at BBN in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At BBN, I helped create an architecture for porting NLP applications from one domain to another, and I co-created and patented the first state-of-the-art stochastic named entity finder, Nymble (now known as IdentiFinder(tm)). While pursuing my doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, I built the first extensible syntactic parsing engine, discovering new and surprising properties of syntactic parsing models. From October, 2004 to March, 2010, I was a Research Staff Member (a “research scientist”) at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. My job was to discover new methods for the processing of human language text, a.k.a., “natural language processing”, or NLP for short. The methods I typically explored were statistical. As of May, 2010, I have been a Research Scientist at Google, continuing to do work in statistical NLP.

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