James Kilbury
Professor of Computational Linguistics      retired / im Ruhestand

Prof. i.R. Dr. James Kilbury 
Institut für Sprache und Information
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 
Universitätsstr. 1 
D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany 

phones: ++49/211/81-12557 (office) 
++49/211/81-12554 (secretary) 
fax: ++49/211/81-11325
email: kilbury at phil dot hhu dot de
office: building 24.53, room 00.91 
hours: by appointment



My  interests centered on the design and implementation of formalisms for the
representation of linguistic information, especially that involving morphology in parti-
cular and the lexicon in general. The research project Dynamic Extension of the
Lexicon dealt with the automatic acquisition and management of lexical information
about "unknown words" which may be encountered by a natural-language processing
system but are not explicitly included in its lexicon. Since its inception I was 
concerned with the language DATR for lexical knowledge representation. DATR
employs nonmonotonic inheritance in order to cope with scales of  regularity, sub-
regularity, and irregularity, which were investigated in my project Modelling Sub-
regularity in the Lexicon
(2000-2002).  I later concentrated on the use  of FST for
historical phonology and Formal Concept Analysis for the classification of languages.