Richard Kittredge, Ph.D.


Richard Kittredge received his Ph.D. in formal linguistics and mathematical logic from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. During the 1970s and 1980s he pioneered the development of practical systems for machine translation and text generation at the University of Montreal, where he was Professor of Linguistics until his retirement in 2006. He is a world-renowned expert in the description and processing of sublanguages, the varieties of language used in specialized fields such as finance, weather and aircraft maintenance. His research interests include multi-lingual text generation, summarization and paraphrase.

Dr. Kittredge founded CoGenTex's Montreal affiliate in 1989, and was co-founder of the Ithaca-based company with Dr. Tanya Korelsky and Dr. Owen Rambow in 1990. His primary activities include company management and consulting.

Papers by Richard Kittredge

  • Kittredge, Richard (2016). Sublanguages and Controlled Languages. In The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics, 2nd Edition. Edited by Ruslan Mitkov.
  • Bethem, Thomas; Burton, Janet; Caldwell, Ted; Evans, Mike; Kittredge, Richard; Lavoie, Benoit; and Werner, Jennifer (2005). Generation of Real-time Narrative Summaries for Real-time Water Levels and Meteorological Observations in PORTS®. In Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Sciences (AMS-2005), San Diego, California. [Acrobat, 84 Kb]
  • Kittredge, Richard; and Lavoie, Benoit (1998). MeteoCogent: A Knowledge-Based Tool For Generating Weather Forecast Texts. In Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society AI Conference (AMS-98), Phoenix, Arizona. [Acrobat, 86 Kb]
  • Iordanskaja, Lidja; Kim, Myunghee; Kittredge, Richard; Lavoie, Benoit; and Polguère, Alain (1992). Generation of Extended Bilingual Statistical Reports. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Nantes, France, pp. 1019-1023.
  • Lavoie, Benoit; Kittredge, Richard; Korelsky, Tanya; and Rambow, Owen (2000). A Framework for MT and Multilingual NLG Systems Based on Uniform Lexico-Structural Processing. In Proceedings of ANLP/NAACL 2000, Seattle, Washington. [Acrobat, 66 Kb] [PostScript, 313 Kb]