Chair of Linguistic Informatics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Riezler
Institut für Computerlinguistik,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Stefan Riezler joined Heidelberg University as full professor in 2010, after spending a decade in the worldâ€™s most renowned industry research labs (Xerox PARC
, Google Research
). He received his PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of TĂĽbingen
in 1998, and then conducted post-doctoral work at Brown University
in 1999. Prof. Riezler's research focus is on machine learning for natural language processing problems, especially for the application areas of cross-lingual information retrieval and statistical machine translation. He is engaged in the area of Computational Linguistics, e.g., as editorial board member of the main journals Computational Linguistics
and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics
, and conducts interdisciplinary research as member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
and as Marsilius Fellow
at Heidelberg University.
DFG funds new research on machine translation from non-parallel data
Artem Sokolov and Stefan Riezler will start a novel attempt at learning machine translations from data that are not strictly parallel, but only weakly supervised by relevance indicators such as citations in patents or hyperlinks in Wikipedia pages. The research will be conducted in the DFG funded research project "Weakly Supervised Learning of Cross-Lingual Systems".
DFG funded project on "Grounding Statistical Machine Translation in Perception and Action"