Robert L. Mugele
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Over twenty years software development experience, including text management
systems, natural language processing (NLP), and operating systems.
Extensive experience as field linguist studying various languages and cultures.
Taught numerous graduate level linguistics courses in acoustic phonetics,
phonology, and field methods. Directed graduate student thesis research
in the areas of acoustic phonetics and phonology.
Carreker Corporation - Dallas, Texas. (2000-2001)
Senior Software Engineer
Wild Birds Unlimited - Dallas, Texas. (1999-2000)
Reprogrammed 12 report programs in the C language written for the OS/2
environment to work in the Windows environment..
Reprogrammed in Visual Basic a C program for check processing.
Maintained and programmed major modifications to a check float management
system. This system utilized an Access database with a Visual Basic program
Manager of Information Systems
Oracle Corporation - Redwood Shores, California. (1992-1999)
Responsible for the installation and maintenance of a PC based network
of computers and software to control retail point of sale transactions,
receiving, and shipping operations.
Organized the entire product line and inventory for representation in the
Trained the entire staff on the operation and maintenance of the software
Senior Computational Linguist
Artificial Linguistics, Inc. - Dallas, Texas (1990-1992)
Responsible for the linguistic development of Oracle ConText, a text management
system employing a sophisticated Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine.
Created rules/algorithms for automatic document classification for Oracle/CNN
CustomNews. CustomNews is a news document classification system based on
the ConText technology.
Designed ConText's knowledge representation system. This system currently
contains approximately 800,000 terms/phrases and a conceptual ontology
of more than 3000 categories.
Designed and developed the "speed-read" function for ConText in C/UNIX.
"Speed-read" reduces text as much as 60% by deleting all but the kernel
of each sentence.
Defined the linguistic requirements for the French, Spanish, and German
language implementations of ConText.
Designed and prototyped a proper noun detector for English text with no
upper/lower case distinctions
Designed and programmed a part of speech tagger for French.
Designed and programmed a system to deal with German separable verb prefixes
in free text.
Created the windowing environment for PowerEdit as part of the team that
converted PowerEdit from DOS to Windows.
Supervised the ConText lexicography team.
Texas Instruments, Inc. - Dallas, Texas (1988)
Led the linguistic development of PowerEdit, a grammar and style correcting
software product. Contributed to portions of PowerEdit's full parser for
English (Microsoft C). Responsible for quality assurance and documentation.
PowerEdit received PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award in 1991.
Designed and programmed a text "speed read" program (Microsoft C) based
on the company's full language parser for English.This program forms the
foundation for a family of advanced technical products that automatically
summarize text, index text, outline text, and understand the English
Computational Linguistics Consultant
University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, Texas (1984-1990)
Developed methods of optimizing a computerized English dictionary by creating
a morpheme based word generator. This work was successfully completed on
time and later incorporated into a Texas Instruments product.
Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
Director of the Linguistics Research Laboratory
Taught numerous graduate level linguistic courses courses in acoustic phonetics,
phonology, and linguistic field methods and directed the thesis research
of numerous linguistics graduate students.
Designed and directed the development of The Linguist's Workbench, a software
package that provides a set of object-oriented tools for linguistic researchers.
These tools include interlinear text processing, automatic text glossing,
and a generalized morphological parser. This system was being developed
in Smalltalk on SUN computers and targeted for UNIX, DOS, OS/2, and Macintosh
platforms. Programmed portions of a prototype in C/UNIX.
Managed the technical personnel working on the Linguist's Workbench.
Created and directed the operations of the Linguistics Research Laboratory.
Directed research in acoustic phonetics employing data from many non Indo-European
Instituto Lingüístico de Verano - Mexico,
Speech Communications Research Laboratory - Santa Barbara,
Resided among the Chinantec people, learned their language, and published
articles on the structure of Chinantec.
Produced a translation of the New Testament into Chinantec.
Trained indigenous literacy teachers and developed a self-sustaining vernacular
literacy program for the Chinantec people.
Conducted linguistic analysis workshops and literacy workshops for linguists
working in various Meso-American languages.
Programmed a text editor for the DEC PDP-8.
Wrote a program to acquire, display, and edit acoustic speech wave data
on DEC PDP-11.
Created a bibliography data management system written in SNOBOL on a DEC-20.
Wrote a text formatting program (C/UNIX) for printing and displaying Chinantec
language materials. Chinantec uses many non-standard characters and a complex
set of diacritic marks.
Modified the EMACS editor to display Chinantec language fonts on an AT&T
Statistical Tabulating Corp. - Chicago, Illinois (1965-1969)
Wrote a lexicon maintenance program and programs to analyze digitized speech
signals (Assembler for DEC PDP-8).
Control Data Corp. - Palo Alto, California (1963-1965)
Wrote a wide variety of programs for business applications such as sales
reports and inventory control (Assembler)
Produced a large data management system for tracking railroad rolling stock
Systems Software Engineer
U.S. Army - White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. (1961-1963)
Responsible for the design and programming of the SIPP operating system
for a networked I/O control computer.
Responsible for the design and programming of the SASY operating system
for a networked I/O control computer.
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division - Sunnyvale, California.
Wrote numerous programs as part of a satellite and missile tracking system
on the Philco Transac 2000 (Assembler)
National Security Agency - Ft. Meade, Maryland. (1960-1961)
Wrote numerous programs and library functions for IBM 7090/94 in support
of aerospace engineering staff. (Assembler)
Wrote computer programs employing statistical methods to analyze encrypted
text materials (Assembler).
Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of Texas - Austin, TX
M.Div. (Theology) Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
B.A. (German) University of California - Berkeley, CA
Grants and Honors
Permanent University Fund grant ($250,000) for the creation of a linguistics
research facility and acoustic phonetics laboratory (1986-1987).
A.A. Hill award for the outstanding dissertation in linguistics (1982).
National Science Foundation grant for the study of prosodic phenomena in
the Chinantec language (1979-1981).
Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society (1980)
Association for Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Society of America
English: Native language
German: Good reading skills, fair speaking skills
Spanish: Excellent speaking and reading skills
Chinanteco: (an indigenous language of Mexico) Fluent reading, speaking
and writing skills.
Address: 602 Madison Ct. Duncanville, Texas 75137
Phone: (972) 780-8844
Email: JungleBob at teuton
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