The Linguistica Project

The Linguistica group is headed by Professor John Goldsmith. Graduate students from Computer Science and Linguistics also work on Linguistica and its related projects.


John Goldsmith

John Goldsmith is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science. His current research focuses on the task of inferring linguistic structure from various sorts of data. This data ranges from large corpora in standard orthographies to bioinformatic corpora. He has been working on automatic learning of morphology since 1997. Link to John's homepage.

James Kirby

Sravana Reddy

Sravana is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science.

Lissa Krawczyk

Emeritus members

Colin Sprague

Colin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics. He is currently supporting the project as a programmer and student researcher. Colin graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese. Colin's homepage is at

Yu Hu

Yu Hu is a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science in University of Chicago. He received the B.S. in Computer Science from USTC of China, and M.S. in Computer Science from University of Chicago. He is working in this group as a research assistant for professor John Goldsmith.

Irina Matveeva

Irina Matveeva is an alumna (Phd) in Computer Science.

Aris Xanthos

Aris holds a PhD from the departments of computer science and mathematical methods and linguistics at the University of Lausanne. He spent a one-year stay as a visiting scholar in the departement of linguistics at the University of Chicago. He wrote a PhD dissertation entitled "Apprentissage automatique de la morphologie: le cas des structures racine-schème" ("The automatic learning of morphology: the case of root-and-pattern structures"). More details on his research can be found on his homepage.

Jonathon Cihlar

Jonathon is a Ph.D. student in the department of linguistics. His linguistic interests are in semantics and computational linguistics. He also works on languages of the Philippines. Jonathon got a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese Studies and a B.S. in Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota. He works on and supports the Gagambá project, maintains this website and works on other auxiliary tasks as needed. Jonathon's homepage is at .