About Us

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 Medical Informatics.

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.