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Dr. Philipp Koehn   
University of Edinburgh (former collaborator)

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Curriculum vitae

Philipp Koehn received his PhD from the University of Southern California, where he was a research assistant at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) from 1997 to 2003. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004, and joined the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in 2005. His research centres on statistical machine translation, but he has also worked on speech in 1999 at AT&T Research Labs and text classification in 2000 at Whizbang Labs. Besides his research, his major contribution to the machine translation community are the preparation and release of the Europarl corpora, as well as the Pharaoh and Moses decoders -- all of which are widely used. The statistical machine translation system developed under his leadership over the last years is a top performer in recent DARPA and IWSLT competitions. He has been organising a workshop on statistical machine translation at ACL including a shared task involving the translation between European languages since 2005. Koehn has been the scientific coordinator of the “EuroMatrix” and “EuroMatrixPlus” project. He currently serves as the president of the ACL Special Interest Group on Machine Translation. He authored the textbook on statistical machine translation.

Link to personal website

Role in the project

Contributor to WP1, WP4, WP6, WP7, WP8 and WP10