About

Reference Wordsmith is freelance/contract work by Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer, a lexicographer with four decades’ experience in writing and editing dictionaries, thesauri, and other reference works as well as creating and editing lexical content for semantic analysis and natural language processing.

As the “human hand,” Dr. Kipfer creates, connects, interprets, and tweaks lexical information so it becomes accessible. Her experience includes data curation, semantic research and analysis, natural language processing, search engine and information retrieval, question-answering, artificial intelligence research, and the creation of ontologies and other classification schemes.

Dr. Kipfer is the author of more than 75 books and calendars and holds an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics, a PhD in Archaeology, an MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies, and BS in Physical Education. For more information, see CV and Experience and Skills.  For a list of lexical data for sale or for licensing, please contact Dr. Kipfer.