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LINGUIST List 18.897

Sun Mar 25 2007

Programmers: & Linguists Come Together

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        1.     linguist, Jishu Xu Gains an Interest in Linguistics

Message 1: Jishu Xu Gains an Interest in Linguistics
Date: 25-Mar-2007
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Jishu Xu Gains an Interest in Linguistics

Nimen hao,

My name is Jishu Xu. I grew up in the center of Beijing, China, one of the world's
largest cities. I studied physics in college, and afterwards, I worked at CERN,
the European Center for Nuclear Research, where I met my husband (where better
for a Chinese girl to meet an American boy than Switzerland!). Currently, I am
a graduate student in mathematics and statistics, a master of Linux and database
programming, and a computer super babe.

I came to the LINGUIST List looking for a programming job to help pay my bills
and found so much more of interest here. There are a lot of people at LINGUIST
who are linguists first and only reluctantly programmers. I come from the other
side and try to share my programming experience with them, but I am also learning
a lot about linguistics! I've found many interesting ideas for math and statistics
research in the linguistics problems I've been working with. For example, while
working on a database for Linguistics Ontology, I am learning how I can use math
to model linguistics data. I take these experiences into my life outside the
LINGUIST office, such as considering modeling how babies learn their first
language for a class project.

Through my work with LINGUIST, I've learned that linguists really need programmers,
but the rest of us have a lot to learn from linguists too. I hope this wonderful
place continues to bring together programmers, mathematicians and linguists for a
long time to come.

Jishu Xu
LINGUIST Programmer

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