Email: jsllee AT uchicago DOT edu
Areas: Computational linguistics, language acquisition, phonology, morphology
My research aims at understanding how linguistic structure can be learned from raw data. Supervised by John Goldsmith, my dissertation research focuses on morphological paradigms. My work has led to the active development of open-source tools for computational linguistic research:
When I have a minute or two to spare, I spend some time on the PyCantonese project for Cantonese linguistic research in Python.
I am also here: GitHub
- Computational learning of morphology. John A. Goldsmith, Jackson L. Lee, and Aris Xanthos. Annual Review of Linguistics 3(1), 2017.
- Linguistica 5: Unsupervised Learning of Linguistic Structure. Jackson L. Lee and John A. Goldsmith. NAACL, San Diego, June 2016.
- PyCantonese: Developing computational tools for Cantonese linguistics. Jackson L. Lee, Litong Chen, and Tsz-Him Tsui. Talk at the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, The Ohio State University, March 12-13, 2016. [slides]
- Making short cuts at the intersection of recoverability and deletability to truncate words. Mike Pham and Jackson L. Lee. Talk at the American International Morphology Meeting 3, UMass Amherst, October 2-4, 2015. [code+datasets+results]
Teaching and services
- Current: Student coordinator of the Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation.
- Summer 2015: TA for Sharon Goldwater's Intro to Computational Linguistics at the LSA Summer Institute 2015 at the University of Chicago
- Summer 2015: Organizer of the Workshop on Computational Phonology and Morphology at the Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Chicago.
- Spring 2015: Instructor of LING 21000 Morphology at the University of Chicago