Short biography of Antonio Zampolli
Degree in Classical Letters. Dissertation in Linguistics: “Studies of Statistical Linguistics with IBM Machines”, 110 cum laude, University of Padova (1960).
NATO Scholarship, “International Summer Institute on Mechanical Traslation” (1961), and NATO Scholarship, “International Summer Institute on Automatic Documentation” (1962).
Director of Research and Assistant to the Director of CAAL (Centre for the Automatic Linguistic Annotations), Gallarate and Pisa (1960-1966). Research (Senior Engineer) at the Pisa Scientific Centre of IBM, Responsible for Computational Linguistics (1967-1975).
Full Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Pisa, and founder (1968) and Director of the Linguistic Division of CNUCE, transformed in 1978 into the Institute of Computational Linguistics [Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale – ILC] of the National Research Council [Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR], Pisa.
His main research interests were computational lexicology and lexicography, computer-assisted language teaching, formal grammars and parsers, literary and linguistic text analysis, machine translation, multimodality, multilinguality, quantitative linguistics, reusability of lexical resources, standards for literary and linguistic data processing, text processing.
He was particularly involved in designing strategies for international co-operation and proposing new research paradigms. He has been, among others: president of ALLC, EURALEX, GILA; vice-president of ACH, ICCL, AILA, CETIL; founder of ELRA, president of the ELRA Board and chair of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC); director of the Pisa International Summer Schools for Literary and Linguistic Computing; member of the Steering Committee of TEI; member of the Linguistic Data Consortium Advisory Board; founder and member of the ELSNET Management Board; member of several committees of experts for the EC; representative for Literary and Linguistic Computing in the Permanent Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation and in the Executive Committee of ACL; co-ordinator of several European projects, mainly for the production and standardisation of language resources and for international co-operation; co-ordinator of Italian national projects, the last being: "National infrastructure for the linguistic resources in the field of automatic processing of written and oral natural language" and "Computational Linguistics: mono and multilingual researches"; promoter of national projects in the field of Digital Libraries in the humanities; member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals such as “Computers and the Humanities”, “Histoire et Mesure”, “Review of Applied Linguistics”, “Literary & Linguistic Computing” etc.; director of the Italian journal “Linguistica Computazionale”; organizer and chairman of several international Conferences.
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PROFESSOR ANTONIO ZAMPOLLI
In 2002 Professor Antonio Zampolli donated his private books collection to the Institute of Computational Linguistics he was directing at the time. This collection is now called the “Antonio Zampolli Fund” [Fondo Antonio Zampolli] and it contains about two thousand documents (journals, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, off-prints dealing with Natural Language Processing). Most part of this documentation has an historical value for the field of Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics, and in particular some books are the first witnesses of the application of computers to linguistic and literary analysis in the ‘50s.
Many of these texts are proceedings of international conferences organised by Zampolli himself; some books are gifts of friends and colleagues; a large quantity are Zampolli’s own publications; and some others are works he bought during the years.
A data base of the “Antonio Zampolli Fund” has been created and the respective catalogue has been published. The work of analysis and selection of texts for cataloguing helped in creating this bibliography, in large part built on references extracted by books and journals. Very old bibliographical references have also been retrieved by curricula prepared by Professor Zampolli for various projects and commissions.
It is certain that this bibliography needs to be further updated but it is with pleasure that we present it during this special session dedicated to Antonio Zampolli, along with a short Curriculum Vitae.
A special thanks goes to Nicoletta Calzolari, Director of the Institute of Computational Linguistics, who always encouraged and supported our work with precious advices.
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