Welcome to www.derose.net
This is the Web site for Steve DeRose.
I work on technologies for electronic documents: the theories, structures,
and standards that allow information to move online with as much benefit and as little loss as can be.
Among these technologies are markup systems;
natural language processing;
version and edition management;
distributed annotation and review systems;
digital libraries, archiving, and preservation/access.
I am interested in all these things for information in general,
but the information of most interest and value to me is material of lasting value:
material that has stood the test of time and is still heavily studied,
annotated, and written about: literature in general and sacred literature in particular.
In keeping with all these interests, I serve as volunteer chairman of the
Bible Technologies Group™,
which develops free, non-proprietary technologies and open text archives for
working with the Bible and related materials,
and as a domain expert consultant to a variety of XML and other projects.
I am also presently the Director of Linguistics at OpenAmplify, a company that provides a software platform for
sophisticated text analytics. That is, you pass us some text, and we pass back
some meaning -- such as topics, sentiments, intentions, requests and offers,
and so on.
Last updated 2011-03-13.
My web site has several sections:
- My resumé, with lists of publications, patents, work history, etc.
- Articles and links related to my professional and personal interests, which are listed more specifically below.
- Some Bible-related resources.
The Compass DeRose series:
a growing set of guide articles explaining various useful things, such as
- how to wire a home computer network,
- how to respond to someone who tries to convince you that "Eskimos" have 37,249,642 words for snow
- a variety of useful Cub Scout information,
- a growing set of utilities, mostly in Perl, and many XML-related. Others are very similar to standard *nix utilities, but
support different OS's line-end conventions; Unicode; and a far greater variety of "comma" and "tab" delimited files (such as knowing about quotes, escapes,
more complex delimiters, conversion to/from different forms including HTML and
XML tables, etc. etc.).
- some useful resources, such as
- a catalog of nearly 800 English words for emotions or feelings; slightly organized.
The list is also available with words annotated with their overall frequency in the British National Corpus:
alphabetically, and also from high to low
frequency (about 75 words don't occur in the BNC, so are not ranked).
- many frequently useful paper forms to print out, such as music staff paper, graph papers, printable boards and record sheets for various games, personal organizer sheets, and links to sites with some official forms.
- engineering and materials reference tables;
- an ASCII code table with lots of useful details not usually included together in such tables.
- some information on how to prepare for certain emergency situations
- Information related to specific standards I've worked on, and an annotated collection of pointers to electronic book related standards, whether I've worked on them or not.
- A selection of free resources such as tools for document conversion, presentations on information technologies, etc.
Resources related to particular standards are included under the standards instead.
- Personal and family pages
- Sayings A carefully selected collection of quotations and sayings I've found meaningful (or sometimes funny).
- Links that I think are interesting or fun or particularly useful, but don't fit anywhere else.
You may want to read the applicable conditions of use information.
I have a wide range of interests, many of which combine computer science
and the humanities (I had to choose between double-majoring in CS and Linguistics, or Psychology and Music).
- Standards for online information and documents
- Document markup systems, especially for multiple overlapping hierarchies, non-hierarchical structures (such as LMNL and JITS), and hypertext/hypermedia
- Computational linguistics and artificial intelligence
- Cognitive science, personality, and psychology
- Theology, exegesis, Biblical languages
- Text archives for Biblical and related literature
- Library and information science, cataloging, and universal identifiers
- Intellectual property law, digital rights and privacy
- Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian Romantic art
- Technology I use, like Mac OS X and Palm OS
- Martial arts, particularly Ryute Renmei Oyata Shin Shu Ho, an Okinawan form
- Baroque and Renaissance music
Steve DeRose and Steven J. DeRose are the only forms of name I generally use.
However, my name has been seen as all of these on occasion:
Steve J. DeRose,
Steve de rose,
Steve D. Rose,
Dr. Rose Steven,
sjd, nsd, sderose.
You can email me here (if you fix the punctuation).