Jack Bowers


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… studied Linguistics and Computational Linguistics at San Jose State University (San Jose, CA, USA). His major area of focus is on working towards improving the existing standards and practices of linguistic/lexicographic markup and applying linguistic expertise to the integration of multiple textual and/or spoken data sources, with metadata and semantic/knowledge resources.

In his previous project at INRIA (France), he and the project director, Laurent Romary, worked on creating solutions for linguistically-based XML modeling of various types of underdocumented lexical data types in TEI dictionaries, including: etymology, compounding, variation, morphological/inflected data. Additionally, this project made some important strides on the utilization of linked open data sources in defining the lexical sense of an entry. Also central to the goals of this work is data compatibility between the major standards of lexical markup i.e. TEI, LMF, and the emerging ONTOLEX project.

Other significant experience is the documentation (TEI-XML & multimedia resource/corpus creation) of the Mixtepec-Mixtec language variety (spoken Juxtlahuaca district, Oaxaca Mexico) which began in 2011.


  • Bowers, Jack, and Philipp Stöckle. 2018. TEI and Bavarian dialect resources in Austria: updates from the DBÖ and WBÖ. Andrew U. Frank, Ivanovic, Christine, Mambrini, Francesco, Passarotti, Marco, and Sporleder, Caroline. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Corpus-Based Research in the Humanities (CRH-2). Wien: Gerastree proceedings.
  • Romary, Laurent, Piotr Banski, Jack Bowers, Emiliano Degl’Innocenti, Matej Ďurčo, Roberta Giacomi, Klaus Illmayer, et al. 2017. Report on standardization.
  • Bowers, Jack Thompson, and Melanie Seltmann. 2016. Exploring data models for heterogenous dialect data: the case of explore.bread.AT!. Claudia Resch, Hannesschläger, Vanessa, and Wissik, Tanja. TEI Conference and Members' Meeting 2016. September 26-30, Vienna. Book of Abstracts. Vienna.
  • Bowers, Jack Thompson, and Thierry Declerck. 2016. TEI and LEMON: a comparative study on the lexical encoding and interoperability. Claudia Resch, Hannesschläger, Vanessa, and Wissik, Tanja. TEI conference and members´ meeting 2016. Book of Abstracts. Vienna.
  • Dorn, Amelie, Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Jack Bowers, and Thierry Declerck. 2016. The colour of language! Exploiting non-standard language colour terms semantically for interdisciplinary research. PICS 2016. Progress in Colour Studies. Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London, 14 – 16 September 2016. London.
  • Dorn, Amelie, Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Jack Bowers, Barbara Piringer, and Melanie Seltmann. 2016. exploreAT! – perspectives of exploring a dialect language resource in a framework of European digital infrastructures. 1st International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS-1). Abstract Book. 1-3 September, Budapest. Budapest.
  • Siemund, Melanie, Jack Bowers, and Barbara Piringer. 2016. Die DBÖ als Ressource - Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft. Sprachkonzil: Theorie und Experiment. 24.-26. Februar 2016. Universität Konstanz.