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Expert profile: Kemal Oflazer

[ ID = 0118 ] Kemal Oflazer 
Name Oflazer, Kemal
Job Title Professor of Computer Science 
Organisation Sabanci University 
Address Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science, Sabanci 
Postal Code 35956 
City Tuzla, Istanbul 
Country Turkey 
Phone + +90 216 483 9532
Fax + +90 216 483 9550
Mobile
Email oflazer_(on)_sabanciuniv.edu [@ replaced for spam protection]
Organisation URL http://www.sabanciuniv.edu 
Personal URL http://people.sabanciuniv.edu/~oflazer/ 
Membership ELSNET ACL  
LanguagesEnglish
Specialism Speechtechnology:
Computational Morphology
Finite State Methods
Finite State Tools
Statistical Language Modeling 
PhotographDescription or CV
Description: Language modeling (for agglutinative/inflecting
   languages), computational morphology.

                              CURRICULUM VITAE

                               KEMAL OFLAZER

   1. PERSONAL DATA

   1.1 Birth date and place: September 19, 1955, Kayseri, Turkey

   1.2 Address: Department of Computer Engineering and Information
   Science

   Bilkent University
       06533 Bilkent
       Ankara, Turkey

   1.3 Phone: +90-216-483 9532

   1.4 Fax: +90-216 -483 9550

   1.5. E-mail:
   oflazer@sabanciuniv.edu

   1.6 Web:
   http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ko/index.html


    2. ACADEMIC DEGREES
       2.1. Assoc. Prof., Computer Engineering (Tenured) Bilkent Univ.
       1996
       2.2. Assist. Prof., Computer Engineering Bilkent Univ. 1989
       2.3. Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Univ. 1987
       2.4. M.S., Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical Univ. 1979
       2.5. B.S., Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical Univ.
       1978

    3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

   3.1. 9/00 - Pres. Associate Professor of Computer Science

   Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
       Sabanc) University
       (stanbul, Turkey

   3.1. 9/98-9/99 Visiting Scientist,

   Computing Research Laboratory,
       New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
       Host: Sergei Nirenburg

   3.2 7/97-9/97 Visiting Scientist,

   Xerox Research Centre Europe,
       Grenoble, France.
       Host: Lauri Karttunen

   3.3 12/96 - 8/00. Associate Professor,

   Bilkent University, Department of Computer Engineering

   3.4 9/89-12/96 Assistant Professor,

   Bilkent University, Department of Computer Engineering

   3.5 2/86-8/89 Senior System Scientist,

   Formative Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

   3.6. 9/80-1/86 Graduate Research Assistant,

   Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Computer Science.

   3.7 9/79-9/80 Research Assistant,

   Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical Engineering

   3.8 5/78-9/79 Research Assistant,

   Middle East Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering

   4.
   AWARDS

        TÜB(TAK (Turkish NSF)/ NATO Ph. D. scholarship during studies in
                U.S.A. (1980-1981) Honorary Scholarship thereafter)

   5. SCHOLARLY and PROFESSIONAL DUTIES
     + Member of the Editorial Board, Machine Translation Journal 1996 -.
     + Reviewer, ACL 2000, 38^th Annual Meeting of the Association for
       Computational Linguistics, Hong Kong, Oct, 2000.
     + Co-organizer, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Language
       Engineering for Lesser-studied Languages, July 2000.

        Book Reviewer, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
        Morphology and Phonology Program Committee Chair, COLING 2000,
                International Conference on Computational Linguistics,
                Aug. 2000.

        Member of the Advisory Board, NLP Book Series, John Benjamins
                Publishers.

        Reviewer, Computational Linguistics Journal, MIT Press.
        Program Committee Member, EACL'99, Ninth Conference of the
                European Chapter of the Association for Computational
                Linguistics, Bergen, Norway.

        Reviewer, ACL'99, 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for
                Computational Linguistics, College Park, MD, USA

        Member of the Board (Nominating Commitee), European Chapter of
                the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL),
                1999-

        Program Committee Member, ISCIS XIII, The 13th International
                Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Antalya,
                Turkey, 1998.

        Program Committee Member, ACL/SIGDAT Third Conference On
                Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
                (EMNLP-3), Granada, Spain, 1998.

        P rogram Committee Member for the Linguistic Resources &
                Computational Methods Program Subcommittee and for
                Morphology and Phonology Subcommittee, COLING'98/ACL'98
                International Conference on Computational Linguistics,
                Montreal, Canada, 1998.

        Co-organizer and Program Committee Co-chair, FSMNLP'98,
                International Workshop on Finite State Methods in Natural
                Language Processing , Ankara, Turkey, 1998.

        Program Committee Member, 7th Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara,
                Turkey, 1998.

        Program Committee Member, NeMLaP-3 - International Conference on
                New Methods in Language Processing , Sydney, Australia,
                1998.

        Program Committee Member, ACL/SIGDAT Second Conference On
                Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
                (EMNLP-2), Providence, RI, USA, 1997.

        Program Committee Member, ACL/EACL'97 Conference, Madrid, Spain,
                1997.

        Program Committee Member, 6th Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Baskent
                University, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.

        Program Committee Co-chair and Organizing Committee Chair
                NeMLaP-2, International Conference on New Methods on
                Language Processing, ,Ankara, Turkey, 1996.

        Program Committee Member for the Morphology Program Subcommittee
                for International Conference on Computational
                Linguistics, COLING'96 Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996.

        Program Committee Member, 5th Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, (TÜ,
                (stanbul, Turkey, 1996.

        Program Committee Co-chair 4th Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks TÜB(TAK,
                Marmara Research Center, Gebze, Turkey, 1995.

        Program Committee Co-chair, 3rd Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks Middle East
                Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1994.

        Program Committee Member, 2nd Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks Middle East
                Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993.

        General Chair, 1st Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence
                and Artificial Neural Networks Bilkent University,
                Ankara, Turkey, 1992.

        Program Committee Member, ISCIS VII, Seventh International
                Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Antalya,
                Turkey, 1992.

        Organizing Committee and Program Committee Member, ISCIS VI,
                Sixth International Symposium on Computer and Information
                Sciences Antalya, Turkey, 1991.

        Program Committee Member, ISCIS V, Fifth International Symposium
                on Computer and Information Sciences , Göreme, Nevflehir,
                Turkey, 1990.

   6.
   MEMBERSHIP

        Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)

   7. INVITED TALKS
     + Natural Language Processing, Akademik Biliflim Conference, Invited
       Talk at the Opening Ceremony, Feb 10, 2000, Süleyman Demirel
       University, Isparta.
     + Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative
       Languages, New Mexico State University, Computing Research Lab,
       Las Cruces, NM, USA, January 13, 2000

        Implementing a Turkish Morphological Analyzer with Xerox Finite
                State Tools New Mexico State University, Computing
                Research Lab, Las Cruces, NM, USA, February 24, 1998.

        Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Using Voting Constraints
                New Mexico State University, Computing Research Lab, Las
                Cruces, NM, USA, February 25, 1998.

        Morphological Disambiguation and Tagging by Voting Constraints
                Johns Hopkins University, Center for Language and Speech
                Processing, Baltimore MD, USA, March 31, 1997.

        Two-level Morphological Description of Turkish and Morphological
                Disambiguation of Turkish Text Cambridge University,
                Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, England, June 19, 1995.

        Two-level Specification of Turkish Morphology Rank Xerox Research
                Centre, Grenoble, France, October 12, 1994.

        Tagging and Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Text Rank
                Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France, October 11,
                1994.

        Highly Parallel Execution of Production Systems: A Model,
                Algorithms and Architecture METU Regional Seminar on
                Expert Systems and their Microcomputer Applications,
                Ankara, May 1991.

        Document Management: Issues and Experiences ISCIS IV, Fourth
                International Symposium on Computer and Information
                Sciences, Çesme, (zmir, Oct 1989.

    8. ARTISTIC EXHIBITS OR PERFORMANCES

   9.
   TEACHING

    1. Graduate Courses :

       CS 532 Database Systems
       CS 528 Parallel Processing for Non-numeric Applications
       CS 552 Neurocomputing and Connectionist Modeling
       CS 556 Readings in Machine Learning and Natural Language
       CS 578 Natural Language Processing
       CS 580 Advanced Finite State Techniques in Language Processing

   9.2. Undergraduate Courses :

   CS 201 Fundamental Structures of Computer Science I
       CS 202 Fundamental Structures of Computer Science II
       CS 280 Combinatorics and Graph Theory
       CS 423 Computer Architecture
       CS 454 Software Engineering


   9.3 Other:

   Computational Morphology, NMSU-CRL Summer School of Language
       Engineering (July 1999)
       Computational Morphology, NATO Advanced Study Institute on
       Language Engineering for Lesser-studied Languages, (July 2000)





   10.
   GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION

        Dilek Hakkani-Tür Statistical Language Modeling for Turkish,
                Ph.D., 9/96 - 8/2000

        Gökhan Tür A Statistical Information Extraction System for
                Turkish, Ph. D., 9/96 - 8/2000

        Cemal Y)lmaz, A Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition System for
                Turkish, M. S. , 9/97 - 7/99.

        Kurtulufl Yorulmaz, Design for a Computational Lexicon for
                Turkish Natural Language Processing Applications, M.S.,
                10/94 - 2/1997

        Dilek. Hakkani, A Unification-based Generator for Turkish
                Sentences, M.S., 5/95 - 7/96, (Co-advisor).

        Gökhan Tür, Transformation-based Unsupervised Learning of Rules
                for Morphological Disambiguation, M.S., 10/94 - 7/97

        Okan. Y)lmaz, Design and implementation of a verb lexicon and a
                verb sense disambiguator for Turkish, M.S., 10/92 - 9/94.

        (lker. Kuruöz, Tagging and Morphological Disambiguation of
                Turkish Text , M.S., 10/92 - 7/94.

        Coflkun Demir, An ATN Grammar for Turkish, M.S., 10/91 - 7/93.
        Zelal Güngördü, A Lexical-Functional Grammar for Turkish, M.S.,
                10/91 - 7/93. (Awarded Outstanding Work by a Young
                Informatics Researcher award by Turkish Informatics
                Society, 1994).

        Gürhan Keskin, Design and Implementation of a Radiological Image
                Viewing Tool, M.S., 10/91 - 6/93.

        Cem Yüceer, A General Purpose, Rotation, Scaling and Translation
                Invariant Pattern Recognition System, 1/90 - 1/92

        Ayfl)nSolak, Design and Implementation of a Spelling Checker for
                Turkish, 10/89 - 5/91.

        D. Ercoflkun, Parallel Implementation of the Backpropagation
                Learning Algorithm on a Hypercube Parallel Processor,
                10/89 - 12/90.

   11.
   PATENTS 

   12. SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

   12.1. Ph.D. Dissertation

        Partitioning in Parallel Processing of Production Systems,
                February 1987, Carnegie Mellon University. Advisor: Prof.
                H. T. Kung.

   12.2. Published Books

   12.3. Edited Books, anthologies, bibliographies

        Special Issue on Finite State Methods in Natural Language
                Processing , Computational Linguistics, Vol 26, No:1,
                2000, (jointly with Lauri Karttunen.) 

        Proceedings of the International Workshop on Finite State Methods
                in Natural Language Processing, June 1998 (jointly with
                Lauri Karttunen.) 

        Proceedings of the Second International Conference on New Methods
                in Language Processing September 1996 (jointly with
                Harold Somers.) 

        Proceedings of the 4th Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks June 1995
                (jointly with Halil A. Güvenir, VarolAkman, fiakir
                Kocabafl) 

        Proceedings of the 3rd Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks ,June 1994
                (jointly with Cem Bozsahin, UEURur Hal)c)) 

        Proceedings of the 1st Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks June 1992
                (jointly with Halil A. Güvenir, VarolAkman, UEURur
                Hal)c).)

   12.4. Chapters in books or monographs

        Morphological Analysis, Invited chapter in Syntactic Wordclass
                Tagging Hans van Halteren, Editor, Kluwer Academic
                Publishers, 1999.

        Design for a Turkish Treebank, Invited contribution in Treebanks:
                Building and exploiting syntactically annotated corpora.,
                Anne Abeille, Editor, to appear in 2000 (with Dilek Z.
                Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür)

   12.5. Reviews

    1. Articles in refereed journals

     + Bootstrapping Morphological Analyzers by Combining Human
       Elicitation and Machine Learning, Accepted for publication to
       Computational Linguistics, 2000, Kemal Oflazer, Sergei Nirenburg,
       Marjorie McSchane.
     + Dependency Parsing with an Extended Finite State Approach,
       Submitted, 2000, Kemal Oflazer.

        Tactical Generation in Free Constituent Order Language, Journal
                of Natural Language Engineering, 1998, Dilek Z. Hakkani,
                Kemal Oflazer.

        Error-tolerant Retrieval of Trees, IEEE Transactions for Pattern
                Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol 19, No:12 1997
                ,Kemal Oflazer

        Error-tolerant Finite State Recognition with Applications to
                Morphological Analysis and Spelling Correction,
                Computational Linguistics, Vol. 22, No:1, 1996. Kemal
                Oflazer.

        Parsing Turkish with the Lexical Functional Grammar Formalism,
                Journal of Machine Translation, Vol:10, No:4, 1995. Zelal
                Güngördü and Kemal Oflazer.

        Two-level Description of Turkish Morphology, Literary and
                Linguistic Computing, Vol. 9, No:2, 1994, Kemal Oflazer.

        Design and Implementation of a Spelling Checker for Turkish,
                Literary and Linguistic Computing, Vol. 8, No:3, 1993,
                Ayfl)n Solak and Kemal Oflazer.

        A Rotation, Scaling and Translation Invariant Pattern
                Classification System, Pattern Recognition, Vol. 26,
                No:5, May 1993, Cem Yüceer and Kemal Oflazer)

        Solving Tangram Puzzles: A Connectionist Approach, International
                Journal on Intelligent Systems, Vol. 8, No:5, June 1993.
                Kemal Oflazer.

        Highly Parallel Execution of Production Systems: A Model,
                Algorithms and Architecture, New Generation Computing,
                Vol. 10 No:3 May 1992. Kemal Oflazer.

        Design and Implementation of Single-Chip Median Filter, IEEE
                Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,
                Vol ASSP-31, No:5, Oct. 1983, Kemal Oflazer.

   12.7. Articles in non-refereed or general journals

        DoEURal Dil (flleme, (Natural Language Processing), Popüler Bilim
                (Popular Science), Sept 1997., Kemal Oflazer

        Türkçe DoEURal Dil (flleme (Turkish Natural Language Processing),
                Byte (Türkiye), Vol. 1 No: 1, Feb, 1994, Kemal Oflazer.

   12.8. Other publications, including translations, research notes,
   limited-circulation reports.

        Issues in Generating Turkish from Interlingua, Technical Report
                CMU-LTI-97-152. Carnegie Mellon University, Center for
                Machine Translation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 1997.
                Dilek Z. Hakkani, Gökhan Tür, Teruko Mitamura, Eric H.
                Nyberg 3rd, and Kemal Oflazer.

        A multi-microprocessor architecture for a cellular database
                machine - RAP, Technical Report IS - DB 5, Department of
                Computer Engineering - Middle East Technical University,
                December 1978. Kemal Oflazer and Esen A. Özkarahan.

    9. Papers submitted to refereed journals

   12.10. Refereed conference proceedings

        Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative
                Languages, in Proceedings of COLING 2000, Saarbrücken
                Germany August, 2000 , Dilek Zeynep Hakkani-Tür, Kemal
                Oflazer, Gökhan Tür

        Name Tagging Using Lexical, Contextual and Morphological
                Information, In the Proceedings of the Workshop on
                Information Extraction Meets Corpus Linguistics at Second
                International Conference on Language Resources and
                Evaluation (LREC 2000), May 2000, Athens, Greece, Gökhan
                Tür, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer,

        Dependency Parsing with an Extended Finite State Approach, in
                Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association
                for Computational Linguistics, June 21-27, College Park,
                MD, USA. Kemal Oflazer.

        Design for a Turkish Treebank, in Proceedings of the EACL
                Workshop on Linguistically Intrepreted Corpora, June 12,
                1999, Bergen Norway, Kemal Oflazer, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür,
                Gökhan Tür

        Practical Bootstrapping of Morphological Analyzers, in
                Proceedings of EACL Workshop on Computational Natural
                Language Learning, June 12, 1999, Bergen Norway, Kemal
                Oflazer and Sergei Nirenburg.

        A Prototype Interlingua-Based MT System from English to Turkish,
                in Proceedings of AMTA'98 - Conference of the Association
                for Machine Translation in the Americas, Springer Verlag
                Lecture Notes on Computer Science, October 28-31, 1998,
                Langhorne, PA, USA. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür,
                Kemal Oflazer, Eric Nyberg, Teruko Mitamura.

        Implementing Voting Constraints with Finite State Transducers, In
                Proceedings of FSMNLP'98 - International Workshop on
                Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing,
                Ankara, Turkey, June 1998, Kemal Oflazer and Gökhan Tür.

        Tagging English by Path Voting Constraints, In Proceedings of
                COLING-ACL'98 - International Conference on Computational
                Linguistics, Montreal, Canada, August 1998, Gökhan Tür
                and Kemal Oflazer.

        Morphological Disambiguation by Voting Constraints, in
                Proceedings of ACL'97 / EACL'97, The 35th Annual Meeting
                of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Madrid,
                Spain, July, 1997. Kemal Oflazer and Gökhan Tür.

        A Constraint-based Case-frame Lexicon, in Proceedings of
                COLING'96 - International Conference on Computational
                Linguistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1996. Kemal
                Oflazer, Okan Y)lmaz.

        Error-tolerant Tree Matching, in Proceedings of COLING'96 -
                International Conference on Computational Linguistics,
                Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1996. Kemal Oflazer.

        Tactical Generation in a Free Constituent Order Language, in
                Proceedings of 8th International Workshop on Natural
                Language Generation, Sussex, England, June 1996, Dilek
                Hakkani, Kemal Oflazer, and (lyas Çiçekli.

        Combining Hand-crafted Rules and Unsupervised Learning in
                Constraint-based Morphological Disambiguation, in
                Proceedings of the ACL-SIGDAT Conference on Empirical
                Methods in Natural Language Processing Philadelphia, PA,
                USA, May 1996, Kemal Oflazer, Gökhan Tür

        Error Tolerant Finite-state Recognition, in Proceedings of the
                International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT'95),
                Prague, Czech Republic, September 1995. Kemal Oflazer.

        A Constraint-based Case-frame Lexicon Architecture, in
                Proceedings of the ESSLLI Workshop on the Computational
                Lexicon, Barcelona, Spain, August 1995. Kemal Oflazer and
                Okan Y)lmaz.

        Spelling Correction in Agglutinative Languages, in Proceedings of
                the 4th ACL Conference on Applied Natural Language
                Processing, Stuttgart, Germany, October 1994. Kemal
                Oflazer and Cemaleddin Güzey.

        Tagging and Morphological Disambiguation of Turkish Text, in
                Proceedings of the 4th ACL Conference on Applied Natural
                Language Processing, Stuttgart, Germany, October 1994.
                Kemal Oflazer and (lker Kuruöz.

        Parsing Turkish using the Lexical-Functional Grammar Formalism,
                in Proceedings of COLING'94, The 15^th Conference on
                Computational Linguistics, Kyoto Japan, August 1994,
                Zelal Güngördü and Kemal Oflazer.

        A Tool for Tagging Turkish Text, in Proceedings of the Third
                Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and
                Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, June 1994. Kemal
                Oflazer.

        Turkish Natural Language Processing Initiative: An overview, in
                Proceedings of the Third Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks, Ankara, June
                1994. Kemal Oflazer and Cem Bozflahin.

        Using a Corpus to Teach Turkish Morphology, in Proceedings of the
                Seventh Twente Workshop on Language Technology,
                Entschede, The Netherlands, June 1994, Halil A. Güvenir
                and Kemal Oflazer.

        A Text Tagger for Turkish, in Proceedings of the Second Turkish
                Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Artificial
                Neural Networks,(stanbul, June 1993, Kemal Oflazer.

        Genetic Synthesis of Unsupervised Learning Algorithms, In
                Proceedings of the Second Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks , (stanbul,
                June 1993. Ali Dafldan and Kemal Oflazer.

        A Lexical Functional Grammar for a Subset of Turkish, In
                Proceedings of the Second Turkish Symposium on Artificial
                Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks , (stanbul,
                June 1993, Zelal Güngördü and Kemal Oflazer.

        An ATN grammar for a Subset of Turkish, In Proceedings of the
                Second Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and
                Artificial Neural Networks, (stanbul, June 1993, Coflkun
                Demir, and Kemal Oflazer.

        Two-level Specification of Turkish Morphology ,in Proceedings of
                EACL'93, the Sixth Conference of the European Chapter of
                the Association of Computational Linguistics, Utrecht,
                the Netherlands, April 1993, Kemal Oflazer.

        A Study in Connectionist Modelling of Hard-constraint Problems:
                Solving Tangram Puzzles, In Proceddings of ISCIS VII -
                The Seventh International Conference on Computer and
                Information Sciences, Kemer, Turkey, November 1992, Kemal
                Oflazer.

        A Connectionist Approach to Solving Tangram Puzzles, in
                ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS II: Proceedings of the 1992
                International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks -
                ICANN 92, Brighton, England, September 1992. Kemal
                Oflazer.

        A Rotation, Scaling and Translation Invariant Pattern
                Classification System, in Proceedings of the 11^th
                International Conference on Pattern Recognition, The
                Hague, The Netherlands, August 1992. Cem Yüceer and Kemal
                Oflazer.

        Parsing Agglutinative Word Structures and its Application to
                Spelling Checking in Turkish, in Proceedings of
                COLING'92, The 14^th Conference on Computational
                Linguistics, Nantes, France, July 1992, Ayfl)n Solak and
                Kemal Oflazer.

        Implementation Details and Performance Evaluation of a Spelling
                Checker for Turkish, in Proceedings of Sixth
                International Conference on Computer and Information
                Sciences, Side, October 1991, A. Solak and K. Oflazer,

        A Rotation, Scaling and Translation Invariant Pattern
                Classification System, In Proceedings of Sixth
                International Conference on Computer and Information
                Sciences, Side, October 1991. Cem Yüceer and Kemal
                Oflazer

        Solving Tangram Puzzles, In Proceedings of Sixth International
                Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, Side,
                October 1991, Zelal Güngördü and Kemal Oflazer.

        Parallel Implementation of the Backpropagation Algorithm on
                Hypercube Systems, in Proceedings of the NATO Advanced
                Study Institute on Parallel and Distributed Computing,
                (Springer Verlag), Ankara, Turkey, July 1991. Cevdet
                Aykanat, Kemal Oflazer and Radwan Tahboub.

        Experiments with Parallel Backpropagation on a Hypercube Parallel
                Processor System, in ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS I:
                Proceedings of the 1991 International Conference on
                Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 91, Helsinki, Finland
                June 1991. Deniz Ercoflkun and Kemal Oflazer.

        Connectionist Modeling of Hyphenation in Turkish, in Proceedings
                of Fifth International Symposium on Computer and
                Information Sciences, Göreme, October 1990, Kemal
                Oflazer.

        Experiments with Parallel Sorting on iPSC/2 Multicomputer, In
                Proceedings of Fifth International Symposium on Computer
                and Information Sciences, Göreme, October 1990, Argun
                Dervis, Kemal Oflazer and Fikret Erçal.

        A Finite State Machine for Turkish Syllable Structure Analysis,
                In Proceedings of Fifth International Symposium on
                Computer and Information Sciences, Göreme, October 1990.
                Ayfl)n Solak and Kemal Oflazer.

        Design and Implementation of a Spelling Checker for Turkish, In
                Proceedings of Fifth International Symposium on Computer
                and Information Sciences, Göreme, October 1990. Ayfl)n
                Solak and Kemal Oflazer.

        Implementation of Backpropagation Learning Algorithm on a
                Hypercube Parallel Processor, in Proceedings of Fifth
                International Symposium on Computer and Information
                Sciences, Göreme, October 1990, Kemal Oflazer and Deniz
                Ercoflkun.

        Partitioning in parallel processing of production systems, in
                Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel
                Processing, IEEE Computer Society and ACM, August 1984,
                Michigan. Kemal Oflazer.

        A reconfigurable VLSI architecture for a database processor, in
                Proceedings of National Computer Conference, Anaheim,
                California, May 1983, Kemal Oflazer.

        MISE: Machine for In-System Evaluation of custom VLSI Chips for
                Real-time systems, In Proceedings of the Real-Time
                Systems Symposium, December, 1982, Roberto Bisiani,
                Michael J. Foster, H.T. Kung and Kemal Oflazer.

        RAP.3 - A multi-microprocessor cell architecture for the RAP
                database machine, In Proceedings of the International
                Workshop on High-Level Language Computer Architecture,
                Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 1980, Kemal Oflazer, Esen A.
                Özkarahan, Kenneth C. Smith.

        Microprocessor based modular database processors, In Proceedings
                of Fourth International Conference on Very Large
                Databases Berlin, Germany, 1978, Esen A. Özkarahan and
                Kemal Oflazer.

   12.11. Published conference abstracts

   12.12.   Non-refereed conference proceedings

        A Root Driven Parser for Spelling Checking in Turkish, In
                Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Turkish
                Linguistics, Eskisehir, August 1992, Ayfl)n Solak and
                Kemal Oflazer.

        Bilgisayar Ortam)nda Haz)rlanm)fl Türkçe Metinlerde Yanl)fl
                Sözcüklerin Bulunmas), In Proceedings of 8. Turkish
                Computer Congress, Istanbul, May 1991, Ayfl)n Solak,
                Kemal Oflazer.

        Highly Parallel Execution of Production Systems: A Model,
                Algorithms and Architecture, Invited paper in Proceedings
                of METU Regional Seminar on Expert Systems and their
                Microcomputer Applications, Ankara, May 1991, Kemal
                Oflazer.

        Document Management: Issues and Experiences, Invited Paper in
                Proceedings of Fourth International Symposium on Computer
                and Information Sciences, Çesme, (zmir, October 1989,
                Kemal Oflazer.

   12.13.   M. Sc. Thesis

        A Microprocessor Based Approach to RAP Database Machine Cell
                Structure - Design and Analysis, Department of Computer
                Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara,
                Turkey, 1979. Advisor: Esen A. Özkarahan.

   13.
   TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS TO PUBLICATIONS IN [12] : 213

        Citations by others :   188
        Self Citations :   25

   14.
   CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

        Constraint-based tagging and learning constraints from corpora.
        Statistical Modeling of Agglutinative Languages
        Using finite state techniques for natural language processing.

    2. GRANTS

        Developing Language Engineering Resources for Low-Density
                Languages, NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant, Co-Principal
                Investigator (along with Prof. Sergei Nirenburg of NMSU
                and Prof. Oleg Kapanadze of Tbilisi State University,
                Georgia), BF 231.000. (1999-2000)

        Unified Electronic Lexicon of Turkish, TÜB(TAK and US NSF Joint
                Grant (Travel support) , Co-Principal Investigator (along
                with Prof. Sharon Inkelas of UC Berkeley), 2000 - 2004

        Design and implementation of a finite state light parser for
                Turkish, TÜB(TAK- Turkish NSF, Principal Investigator,
                2000 - 2002.

        Development of a Turkish Treebank Database ", TÜB(TAK- Turkish
                NSF, Awarded Fall 1999, Co-Principal Investigator, (with
                Bilge Say of Information Institute, METU), 2000 - 2003.

        Language Engineering for Lesser-Studied Languages, NATO Grant to
                organize a NATO Advanced Study Institute at Bilkent
                University, Summer 2000 (jointly with Prof. Sergei
                Nirenburg of NMSU and Prof. Oleg Kapanadze of Tbilisi
                State University, Georgia), Awarded December 1999, BF
                1,575,000.

        Development and licensing of Turkish Morphological Analyzer for
                IBM Corporation (1996), US$ 50,000. 

        TU-LANGUAGE: Establishing Computational Foundations and
                Applications for Natural Language Processing In Turkish
                (1994-1999) NATO Science for Stability Programme,
                (Project Director and Principal Investigator) ~ US$
                620,000 (Hardware, Software, Travel) (Details at
                http://www.nlp.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/Turklang)

   16.
     EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

        Member of the department curriculum committee.

   17.   CONTRIBUTION TO BILKENT UNIVERSITY

        Establishment of Center for Turkish Language and Speech
                Processing,

        Establishment of the Natural Language Processing Computer
                Laboratory,

        Set up and maintenance of the Computer Engineering and
                Information Science Dept. Computing Environment.


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