ULLRICH, QUENTINName: Quentin Ullrich
Title of Project: 
Real Consumer Language: A Corpus-Based Approach to Trademark Law
Advisor: Daniel Parker
Honors Department: Linguistics

My project develops, tests, and documents the effectiveness of a more empirical, corpus-linguistics-based model for determining whether a word is a trademark. A corpus is an enormous database of text that is annotated with syntactic data, allowing for the statistical approximation of how a given word is used (in this case, whether a word is being used as a trademark).

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hobbies: golf, squash, team case competitions, social fraternity (Treasurer)
Fun Fact: I have never read the same book twice. I am an Eagle Scout.

 

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