Employment History of Steven J. DeRose
- XML Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH.
Designed and implemented tools to support PubMedCentral, a public-access collection of over 1 million full-text biomedical journal articles. Developed XSLT convertors, regression testing system, and system utilities in various languages. Assisted in maintenance and improvement of DTDs. Led major rewrite of the "Bookshelf" system to integrate it with the PubMedCentral article system. Contributed to design of new linking protocols.
- Chairman, Bible Technologies Group.
Oversaw the operations, and contributed to the technical work, of this joint project of the American Bible Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. BTG developed XML schemas and naming standards for encoding Bibles, commentaries, and other works, which are seeing growing adoption and use throughout the world.
- Chief Scientist, Brown University
Scholarly Technology Group. Contributed to strategic vision and direction,
review of proposed and in-progress projects, grant development, faculty and other consulting,
and other duties. Worked on standards projects and industry consulting, such as the
Open EBook initiative. Through an NEH grant, updated and converted the entire TEI Guidelines from SGML to XML.
- Chief Scientist, Inso Corporation,
Electronic Publishing Systems. Primary representative to W3C XML Linking Working Group.
Continued R&D of large-scale
electronic publishing system products. Organized architecture group, did
high-level recruiting, evaluation of potential acquisitions. Technical
representative to board. Represented corporation to multiple standards
bodies. Participated in customer, financial community, analyst, and press relations
including road shows. Numerous presentations on XML, SGML, related standards,
and Inso products and directions.
- Senior System Architect, Electronic Book Technologies,
Inc., Providence, RI. Founding partner and chief architect for EBT's
products for display, search, and navigation of large-scale electronic
books. EBT's DynaText™ became the leading electronic book
delivery system, chosen as the primary electronic delivery solution for
Silicon Graphics, Novell, Sun, Boeing, Ryder, and many others in computers,
aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, power, government, and
publishing. Led system architecture, product and strategic planning,
standardization, and advanced technology research for all of the
company's products, throughout the company's consistently profitable
growth from 2 people to 150. As member of Board, helped negotiate the
sale of EBT to Inso Corporation in mid-1996.
- Computational Linguist, Summer Institute of Linguistics,
Dallas, TX. Contributed to research and development of a
Computational Environment for Literary, Linguistic, and
Anthropological Research (CELLAR),
a hypertext and knowledge representation system for linguistic field research.
- Design Consultant, CDWord Project, Dallas Theological
Seminary, Dallas, TX. Contributed to design of an extensive hypertext
system for research in Greek, Hebrew, and English primary and
secondary sources. Consulted on SGML data conversion and DTD
design; wrote beta-testing guide and user tutorial. In addition to primary
biblical texts in Greek and several English translations with grammatical
and cross-reference apparatus, CDWord included the Bauer, Liddell and
Scott, and Kittel lexica, plus commentaries and bible
dictionaries. This system has continued to be developed, for example
- Design Consultant, Center for Language Studies,
Providence, RI. Prepared design documents for a hypertext system for
computer-assisted critique of student compositions in foreign language
- Software Engineering Consultant, Brown University
Computing and Information Services, Providence, RI. Coordinated and
participated in design and implementation of the Document Interchange
Project, a system to transform documents between structurally and/or
syntactically different document description formats.
- Textual Database Consultant, John Carter Brown Library,
Providence, RI. Co-developed a large-scale database for the
Americana Bibliography Project (NEH grant #RC20840-84). Developed
markup systems, data entry and typesetting interfaces, data abstraction,
display management, and error-handling packages for a database editor
for a library-oriented multi-volume bibliography.
- Developed data compression algorithms and user interfaces for use
of the million-word Brown Standard Corpus of English on personal
computers. Carried out numerous lexico-statistical, stylistic, and other
studies on this and other natural language corpora.
- Computational Linguistics Consultant, Language Systems Inc.,
Providence, RI. Co-designed and implemented a rule-based spelling
correction system, later integrated by MS into Word™. Designed and implemented data abstraction, user interface, and linguistic analysis packages for a grammar correction system. Did initial design for pattern-matching language. Consulted on electronic thesaurus, dictionary, and other projects leading to commercial tools.
- Database Designer, Brown Emergency Medical Services,
Providence, RI. Designed and implemented a FOCUS medical records database.
- Hypertext System Director, Brown University Dept. of
Computer Science. Under Prof. Andries van Dam, directed maintenance
and user services for the FRESS
hypertext and graphics processing system.
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