The Long Now Foundation
2012-01-01 – 2016-12-19: Project Director, PanLex Project
Ported database from MS SQL Server to PostgreSQL. Grew data to 24 million words and 1.3 billion word-pair translations. Designed and implemented developer, end-user, and search-engine interfaces to database. Documented project standards, practices, and tools. Presented paper at IUC 2012. Published technical articles. Recruited steering committee. Hired 5 developers and linguists and negotiated transfer of project control to them.
2004-05-03 – 2011-12-31: President
Founded foundation. Obtained IRS recognition. Recruited board of directors. Directed search for research partner. Negotiated partnership with Turing Center at University of Washington. Managed partnership. Participated in research, development, and publication. Presented papers at CLAW/AMTA 2006, K-CAP 2007, SAAKM 2007, LISA Berkeley 2009, Machine Translation Summit XII, Coling 2010, and DELPH-IN Summit 2011.
1993-06-16 – 2004-06-11: Proprietor
Purchased, improved, and operated 4 Tukwila, Washington, office buildings with about 100 tenants. Pioneered micro-offices, virtual tenancies, web-based leasing and room reservations, inter-building LAN, free Internet access, and energy-conservation and recycling programs. Earned 1999 EPA Energy Star for Small Business Award. Implemented lighting upgrade recognized by International Interior Design Association. Profiled in Joseph Romm, “Cool Companies” (2006).
University of Washington
1977-09-16 – 1993-06-15: Assistant and Associate Professor
Performed research and graduate and undergraduate teaching in political science, including language policy, social choice theory, and quantitative research methods. Presented papers at conferences of American Political Science Association and other organizations. Published book chapters, research articles, and working papers. Held visiting research and teaching appointments at Universities of Paderborn and Bielefeld, Germany.
State University of New York at Stony Brook
1971-01-01 – 1977-06-15: Assistant Professor
Performed research and graduate and undergraduate teaching in political science, including language policy, social choice theory, and quantitative research methods. Presented papers at conferences of American Political Science Association and other organizations. Published book chapters, research articles, and working papers. Held visiting research and teaching appointments at University of Mannheim (Germany), McGill University (Canada), the USSR Academy of Sciences, and Stanford University.
1964-06-15 – 1966-06-15: Teacher of English as a foreign language
Taught English in secondary schools in Nevşehir and İstanbul, Turkey. Published articles in Turkish periodicals (“Türk Dili”, “Yön”) and “Peace Corps Volunteer”. Wrote and published an Esperanto textbook in Turkish. Helped fund a summer camp for disadvantaged youth.
Esperantic Studies Foundation
1968 – : Cofounder, director, and Advisory Board member
Co-organized mission, strategy, and partnerships.
City of Tukwila, Washington
2002 – 2004: Connectivity Advisory Committee member
Drafted proposal for municipal broadband fiberoptic network.
Johns Hopkins University
1981 – 1981: Proposal reviewer
Reviewed proposals for First National Search for Applications of Personal Computing to Aid the Handicapped.
International Sociological Association, Research Committee on Sociolinguistics
1974 – 1978: First Vice-President
Organized and obtained support for travel grants to sociolinguistics program of 9th World Congress of Sociology, 1978.
Operation Crossroads Africa
1963-06-15 – 1963-08-15: Unskilled laborer
Participated in construction of a community center in Nsoatre, Ghana.
SF Globalization, 2015
“Extreme Localization: Translating Every Word in Every Language”
36th Internationalization & Unicode Conference, 2012
“Designing a Panlingual Dictionary”
DELPH-IN Summit, 2011
“PanLex: A Panlingual Lexical Resource”
Localization Industry Standards Association Berkeley Globalization Conference, 2009
Semantic Authoring, Annotation and Knowledge Markup Workshop, 2007
“Syntactic Disambiguation for the Semantic Web”
Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 2007
“Disambiguating for the Web: A Test of Two Methods”
5th International Workshop on Controlled Language Applications, 2006
“Can Controlled Languages Scale to the Web?”
International Symposium on Linguistic Human Rights, 1991
“The Language Auction: A Nondiscriminatory Method of Choosing Official Languages”
American Political Science Association, 1986
“The Pure Theory of Language Conflict”
Learners Guild, 2017-05-01 – 2018-02-16
Developed, tested, and documented server-client applications, responsive SPAs, and APIs with databases, authentication, authorization, and WCAG 2.0 compliance.
University of Washington, 2004-03-29 – 2007-06-01
undergraduate and graduate; GPA = 3.97/4; transcript
Studied programming, data structures, algorithms, Java, user interfaces, AI, syntax, semantics, grammar engineering, human-rights law and philosophy, and public policy.
The University of Chicago, 1966-09-01 – 1971-04-30
graduate; Ph.D.; transcript
Studied all fields of political science. Did statistical analyses of opinion surveys for M.A. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation.
Harvard University, 1960-09-01 – 1964-06-30
undergraduate; B.A. cum laude; transcript
Studied political science, social sciences, humanities, calculus, physics. Did dimensional analysis of voting behavior of U.S. Supreme Court justices for B.A. honors thesis.
Embassy of Canada to the United States, 1985“The Political Economy of Language”
University of Maryland, 1983“Computer Simulation in Multilingual International Studies”
National Science Foundation, 1978“Computer Equipment for Experimental Political Science Research”
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1978“Language and Ethnicity in the USSR: Advances in Policy Research”
Ford Foundation, 1978“Travel support for 9th World Congress of Sociology”
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1975“Soviet language policy”
National Academy of Sciences of the USA and Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1975“Sociolinguistic research in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan”
Social Science Research Council, 1974“Cross-Cultural Psycholinguistics”
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1974“Survey and Experimental Political Research”
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and Council for European Studies, 1973“New Directions in Research: Comparative Studies”
Patrick Westphal, Claus Stadler, Jonathan Pool
Countering language attrition with PanLex and the Web of Data
Semantic Web Journal: 2015
David Kamholz, Jonathan Pool, Susan M. Colowick
PanLex: Building a Resource for Panlingual Lexical Translation
Timothy Baldwin, Jonathan Pool, Susan M. Colowick
PanLex and LEXTRACT: Translating all Words of all Languages of the World
Katherine Everitt, Christopher Lim, Oren Etzioni, Jonathan Pool, Susan Colowick, Stephen Soderland
Evaluating Lemmatic Communication
Jonathan Pool, S. M. Colowick
Syntactic Disambiguation for the Semantic Web
The Multilingual Election Problem
Journal of Theoretical Politics: 1992
Reinhard Selten, Jonathan Pool
The Distribution of Foreign Language Skills as a Game Equilibrium
The Official Language Problem
American Political Science Review: 1991
Bernard Grofman, Jonathan Pool
How to Make Cooperation the Optimizing Strategy in a Two-Person Game
Journal of Mathematical Sociology: 1977
Coalition Formation in Small Groups with Incomplete Communication Networks
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: 1976