Angus Grieve-Smith has been working in information
technology since 1993, in the digital humanities since 1994, and in linguistics since 1990. He is an experienced problem-solver, a creative thinker, a strong community advocate, and a patient teacher.
- Programming and systems integration:
- Compiled languages: Java, including Android
- Declarative languages: HTML, CSS, SQL, XML, JSON, VRML, Regular expressions
- Operating systems: Windows, Android, MacOS, Linux
- Natural languages:
- Teaching experience: English (ESL), French
- Fluency: American Sign Language (ASL), Portuguese, Spanish
- Linguistics: functional syntax, articulatory phonology, cognitive linguistics, lexical semantics, language variation and change, language politics
- Corpus compilation: historical sampling, optical character recognition (OCR), editing, proofreading, annotation
- Statistical analysis: t-test, chi-squared test, effect size
Angus has developed several innovative web sites and applications, including the Red Guide to Temp Agencies (1994, with Ezra Story), the StokoeTempo font for writing American Sign Language (1996), the SignSynth prototype ASL text-to-sign system (1999), a mobile-ready online taxi reservation system (2006, with Patricia Dorfman), and an online linguistic annotation tool (2009). He is currently working on a mobile version of the linguistic annotation tool.
Angus is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures at Saint John's University, where he has taught since 2008. At Saint John's he has developed new courses, including an online Introduction to Linguistics. Previously, he has taught French at Hofstra University and Cognitive Science at Montclair State University. He has also worked as a computer trainer and a language tutor, providing one-on-one and small-group instruction.
Angus is also a Visiting Academic in the Computer Science Department at New York University, where he has been Associate Research Scientist, working on applications of natural language processing. Currently, he is working with the Proteus Group at NYU to develop a web interface for ICE, an integrated customization environment for information extraction. In the past, he has worked to develop and deploy information retrieval systems at LexiQuest.
Angus has provided full-time technical support to American Express, the Capital Group, the Chase Manhattan Bank and the Fund for the City of New York. From 2004 through 2012, he provided information technology consulting for a variety of clients, including hospitals, law firms, construction firms, nonprofits, families and individuals.
Contact Angus to discuss your technology and language needs.