Steven DeRose

Computer Scientist, Author


Who is Steven DeRose?

Steven J DeRose is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to Computational Linguistics and to key standards related to document processing, mostly around ISO's Standard Generalized Markup Language and W3C's Extensible Markup Language.

His contributions include the following:


Text Encoding Initiative

XPath –- editor

XPointer –- editor

XLink –- editor



He served as Chief Scientist of the Scholarly Technology Group, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science, at Brown University. While there he received NSF and NEH grants and contributed heavily to the Open eBook and Encoded Archival Description standards. Previously, he was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Electronic Book Technologies, Inc., where he designed the first SGML browser, which earned 11 US Patents and won Seybold. and other awards.

His 1987 article with James Coombs and Allen Renear, "Markup Systems and the Future of Scholarly Text Processing", is a seminal source for the theory of markup systems, and has been widely cited and reprinted. The article "What is Text, Really?"

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on July 23, 2013


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