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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in statistical machine translation, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

PhD student 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 PhD student in Hierarchical Statistical Machine 

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 PhD student is expected to work among 
others on the latter topic, i.e., hierarchical (and syntax-enriched) SMT systems.

The closing date for application is 12 October 2012. Vacancy number: 
W12-185. For more information, see
or contact Dr Khalil Sima'an at k.simaan@uva.nl.