[lg policy] Fw: [Mt-list] XRCE Internship: Optimization and Sampling Techniques for Statistical Machine Translation

Thu Mar 15 11:27:57 UTC 2012

Of possible interest... 

Statistical machine translation of course has had a big impact on the quality & usability of MT generally. I still feel that advances in such "human language technologies" (HLT) can potentially influence language policies & planning, and that where it doesn't already, language policy needs to actively consider the implications & uses of HLT. 

Would be interested to know if anyone is exploring these connections. 

Don Osborn

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See: http://www-int.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Internships/Optimization-and-Sampling-Techniques-for-Statistical-Machine-Translation

Start Date : Around June 2012
Duration : 4-5 months

The MLDAT area (Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation) at XRCE (Xerox Research Centre Europe) is opening an internship to pursue its current research line in Optimization and Sampling Techniques for Statistical Machine Translation.

XRCE has developed some algorithms, which combine optimization and sampling in novel ways in order to perform inference and training for a number of NLP tasks, in the presence of complex feature spaces.

We are looking for a motivated intern to pursue this line of work, further implement these techniques and perform experiments in the context of phrase-based and/or syntax-based translation.

The successful candidate should be enrolled in a graduate program, at the Master or (preferably) PhD level, with focus on Machine Learning, Optimization, Statistical NLP, or (ideally) Statistical Machine Translation.

Strong programming skills (one or several of C/C++, Python, Java...) are a requirement.

IMPORTANT. Priority will be given to students who are members of institutions affiliated to the PASCAL-2 network of excellence. A partial list of such institutions is available at: http://pascallin2.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Network/Sites .

For further details, please contact Marc Dymetman (marc.dymetman at xrce.xerox.com<mailto:marc.dymetman at xrce.xerox.com>).

Marc Dymetman                    Xerox Research Centre Europe
Principal Scientist              6, chemin de Maupertuis
Machine Learning for             38240 Meylan, FRANCE
Document Access and Translation
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Phone: +33 (0)4 76 61 50 66      Fax: +33 (0)4 76 61 50 99

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