- The Medical Language Processing, LLC.
- is a Colorado corporation, found in March 2005, that owns
this site and contents.
- Dr. Naomi Sager
- Dr. Sager is a Research Professor at the Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences of New York University, in the Division of
Computer Science. She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University
of Pennsylvania (1968).
Dr. Sager is recognized as a founder of the field of Natural Language
Processing (NLP). Her 1981 book Natural Language Information
Processing: A Computer Grammar of English and its Applications
has become a primary reference in the field. Dr. Sager heads a
well-known NLP research group at New York University (the Linguistic
String Project, or LSP), which was funded from 1965-1992 by grants
from The U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National
Institutes of Health, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Dr. Sager was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and a Member of the American College of
- Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn
Dr. Nhàn is currently a visiting scholar at the Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences of New York University, in the Department
of Computer Science. He received a B.A. and M.A. in Theoretical
Linguistics at San José State University and a Ph.D. in
Linguistics from the New York University (1984).
Dr. Nhàn has worked in research projects in natural language
processing at New York University with Prof. Ralph Grishman from
1979-1986 and with Dr. Naomi Sager since 1986, including
support from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Cantonal
University Hospital of Geneva to produce a French medical
language processor based on Dr. Sager's linguistic string
grammar. Dr. Nhàn has published in scholarly journals
and conference proceedings with Dr. Sager. He has been
maintaining the MLP since 1986, designed and implemented the
MLP Preprocessor, helped formulate the XML design for the
Structure Health Markup Language (SHML), as well as redid
the Viewer design using PHP.
Dr. Nhàn is an expert in computer character encoding
of Vietnamese national latin quốc ngữ script,
Vietnamese traditional ideographic Nôm script, and
south indic Chàm script. During the early 1990's,
Dr. Nhàn was a liaison officer of the Vietnam
Standard Committee at Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. As vice
president of the
Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation
(not for profit, FL) from 1999 to April 3 2007,
Dr. Nhàn designed and directed the implementation
of Nôm font and textual analysis of Nôm texts
for artistic and research purposes.