Christiane Fellbaum

Lecturer with Rank of Professor in the Council of the Humanities and Program in Linguistics; Senior Research Scholar, Computer Science


(609) 258–2824


1-S-14 Green Hall


Christiane Fellbaum is a Lecturer with rank of Professor of Linguistics as well as a senior research scholar in the Computer Science Department. A native of Brunswick, Germany, she received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Princeton in 1980 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Paris. After several teaching and research positions, she returned to Princeton to work as a research scientist in 1987.

She is the co-developer and current director of the WordNet project, and the co-founder and co-president of the Global WordNet Association. Her honors include the Wolfgang Paul-Prize of the German Humboldt Foundation (2001) and the Antonio Zampolli Prize (2006).

Her research interests include theoretical linguistics, computational and corpus linguistics, and natural language processing.  For more information about Prof. Fellbaum’s work please see

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