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TMCNet:  Grammarly Adds Dr. Robert Berwick to Scientific Advisory Board

[December 04, 2012]

Grammarly Adds Dr. Robert Berwick to Scientific Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Grammarly, the world's leading software suite for perfecting written English, announced today that Dr. Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and expert in computer science and machine learning, will join Grammarly's Scientific Advisory Board.

Professor Robert Berwick (Photo: Business Wire)

Professor Robert Berwick (Photo: Business Wire)

"For those writers who do not have a personal editor at their disposal, Grammarly serves as an extra set of digital 'eyes' that is always available to English writers," said Dr. Berwick. "Grammarly is nimble; it brings grammar analysis to a new level, which is where behemoths like Microsoft's (News - Alert) spelling and grammar checker fall short. I am thrilled to help the Grammarly team provide students, professionals, and advanced language learners with the most accurate online tool to help improve their written English."

Dr. Berwick brings more than 30 years of expertise in human language to his advisory role at Grammarly. He has written eight books and more than 200 articles on the nature of language and its computational properties, ncluding how language is learned, how it develops and differs, and how it evolves and changes over time. Dr. Berwick earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, as well as a Master of Science and doctorate in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Dr. Berwick is a visionary in the fields of computational linguistics, computer science, and machine learning," said Brad Hoover, CEO at Grammarly. "As a professor at MIT (News - Alert) for more than a quarter-century, his guidance and knowledge provide an invaluable complement to our team. We look forward to working together to help English writers worldwide by continually advancing Grammarly's algorithms."

In addition to its flagship product, the Grammarly® Editor, Grammarly also offers the Grammarly® Plugin for Microsoft® Office Software, as well as a suite of free writing resources, including Grammarly® Answers, an online community for writers to ask and answer questions on English writing; Grammarly® Handbook, an online guide explaining English grammar and style; Grammarly® Words, a contextual online thesaurus; and the Grammarly Facebook community, which provides fans with fun grammar tips and discussions.

About Grammarly

Grammarly ( aims to perfect written English by continuously advancing the world's most accurate spell and grammar checking technology. Its flagship product, the Grammarly® Editor, corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 150 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations. More than 3 million English writers worldwide trust Grammarly's products and services, which are also licensed by leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is a privately-held company with headquarters in San Francisco, California. To learn more, visit the Grammarly website ( or connect on Facebook (News - Alert) (

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