Curriculum Vitae of Gert van der Steen


1991 - now

Principal of Palstar. Consultancy SGML and XML, R&D in query languages and transformations for SGML and XML, development and marketing of products, training courses; reconstruction of LingDoc

2002 - 2005

Guest researcher at the University of Utrecht, Department of Information and Computing Sciences; 2005 promotor of Joris Graaumans, “Usability of XML Query Languages”

1999 - 2002

Part time professor in "Exchange Languages" at the University of Utrecht, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, on behalf of the SGML/XML Users Group Holland

1992 - 1998

Cap Gemini (former Cap Volmac): consultancy SGML and Language Technology, projectmanagement, product development Clarity

1990 - 1992

Vleermuis Software Research: R&D Language Technology and Document Management with SGML

1988 - 1990

Maatschappij voor Informatica Diensten: consultancy in Document Technology, project management, trainer SGML


Guest lecturer at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand, Dept. of Computer Science, teaching Parser Generation and Prolog programming

1986 - 1988

Associate professor and chairman Department of Computational Linguistics, Univ. of Amsterdam


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Utrecht: "A Program Generator for Recognition, Parsing and Transduction with Syntactic Patterns"

1986 - 1987 

Consultant to BSO-Research (now Atos-Origin), Utrecht, for the speedup of parsing in the automatic translation system DLT

1977 - 1985

Head Computer Department Faculty of Arts, Univ. of Amsterdam; R&D in Language and Document Technology

1974 - 1977

Assistent professor Erasmus University Rotterdam, dept. of Information Science; specialisation in Compiler Building, Data Bases and Computational Linguistics through foreign postdoctoral courses

1971 - 1974

Research assistent Academic Hospital Leiden, Eurotransplant and dept. of  Immunohaematology; genetics of tissue antigens, statistics, laboratory automation

1965 - 1967

Study at the University of Leiden in Philosophy and Linguistics

1963 - 1965

Military service

1960 - 1970  

Study at the Technical University Delft, Electronics, Mathematics and Computer Science, thesis on Knowledge Representation

18 nov 1943

Born in Rotterdam