Frank Tompa received BSc and MSc degrees in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. He has been a professor at the University of Waterloo since 1974.
He is currently Chair of the department of Computer Science, a member of the Data Structuring Group, and Director of the UW Centre for the New Oxford English Dictionary and Text Research. Dr. Tompa is a founding board member of Open Text Corporation, a Waterloo-based company specializing in text management software.
His research interests span the fields of data structures and databases. He has been an active researcher in the area of data structuring, with applications to programming language design and databases. In recent years, he has been particularly interested in the design of text management systems suitable for maintaining large reference texts (including the Oxford English Dictionary) and large text collections. One project, in conjunction with the Canadian Strategic Software Consortium, aims to define a standard for integrating structured text access and management with relational database management systems.
May 8, 1996
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|Author||Title of Work|
|Carmeta Abbott and Hannah Fournier, eds.||Les Jumeaux Martyrs|
|Janusz A. Brzozowski and Carl-Johan H. Seger||Asynchronous Circuits|
|Frederick J. Desroches||Force & Fear: Robbery in Canada|
|Roman R. Dubinski||English Religious Poetry Printed 1477-1640: A Chronological Bibliography with Indexes|
|Antonio Fama||Las Ultimas Obras de Alejo Carpentier and Don Gaudenzio e altre storie|
|Augie Fleras and Jean Leonard Elliott||Unequal Relation: An Introduction to Race, Ethnic and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada|
|Augi Fleras and Adie Nelson||Social Problems in Canada: Issues and Challenges and Social Problems in Canada Reader|
|Stan Fogel||Gringo Star|
|Paul Heintzman, Glen E. Van Andel and Thomas L. Visker, eds.||Christianity and Leisure: Issues in a Pluralistic Society|
|Robert Higgins||The Wreck of the Asia|
|Peter Hinchcliffe and Catherine Kerrigan, eds.||The Ebb-Tide: A Trio and a Quartette|
|L. P. Lebedev, I. I. Vorovich and Graham M. L. Gladwell||Functional Analysis: Applications in Mechanics and Inverse Problems|
|Douglas Letson and Michael Higgins||The Jesuit Mystique|
|Hugh Martin||The Design of Hydraulic Components and Systems|
|Murray Moo-Young, William A. Anderson, and A. M. Chakrabarty, eds.||Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications|
|John S. North, ed.||The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals 1800-1900|
|Norman Pressman||Northern Cityscape: Linking Design to Climate|