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AISB YouTube Channel

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Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoc position position in statistical machine translation, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Postdoc position in Statistical Machine Translation at ILLC

For the STW-funded project "Data-Powered Domain-Specific Translation Services On Demand" led by Dr 
Khalil Sima'an, the ILLC is looking for a Postdoc in Statistical Machine Translation.

The DatAptor project aims at research and development for advanced statistical machine translation 
(SMT) systems that adapt to a new domain automatically using algorithms for extracting and 
weighting suitable training instances in an industry-scale, multi-domain parallel corpus. The 
project addresses various challenges including statistical weighting of parallel data instances 
to better fit user-supplied example documents, SMT adaptation by-example to new domains, and 
extensions of hierarchical and syntactic SMT systems.

The application deadline is 22 October 2012. Vacancy number: W12-186. For more information, see 
or contact Dr Khalil Sima'an at k.simaan@uva.nl.