Kenneth W. Church
Kenneth Ward (Ken) Church,
an American computer scientist at Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University . Prior he was at Microsoft Research and head of the data mining department in AT&T Bell Laboratories. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from MIT in computer science, and researched on many areas of computational linguistics.
Ken Church wrote his undergraduate thesis, supervised by Richard Greenblatt, on chess programming and the implementation of corresponding squares. Thanks to considerable help and encouragement from Hans Berliner, it was published at IJCAI-79, as Co-ordinate Squares: A Solution to Many Chess Pawn Endgames .
- Russell M. Church, Kenneth W. Church (1977). Plans, Goals, and Search Strategies for the Selection of a Move in Chess. Chess Skill in Man and Machine
- Kenneth W. Church (1978). Co-ordinate Squares: A Solution to Many Chess Pawn Endgames. B.Sc. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, advisor Richard Greenblatt, reprinted 1988 in Computer Chess Compendium
- Kenneth W. Church (1979). Co-ordinate Squares: A Solution to Many Chess Pawn Endgames. abbreviated version of B.Sc. thesis, IJCAI-79, Tokyo, Japan
- Kenneth W. Church (1983). Phrase-Structure Parsing : A Method for Taking Advantage of Allophonic Constraints. Ph.D. thesis, MIT