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KantanLabs, the R&D Wing of KantanMT Recruits New EAMT Intern from University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart PhD student begins her EAMT-funded internship at KantanLabs to research on the topic of word reordering for English-German, English-Chinese and English-Japanese language pairs


Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

KantanLabs, the Research and Development Department of KantanMT is pleased to welcome its first intern, Anita Ramm, to the Summer Internship Programme, which is funded by the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT).

Antia holds a Master’s Degree in Computational Linguistics from the University of Stuttgart, with a minor in Computer Science. Currently, she is a PhD student at the IMS, University of Stuttgart, Germany under the supervision of Dr Alexander Fraser. Dr Fraser leads the Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) group at the Centre for Information and Language Processing (CIS), University of Munich (LMU Muenchen).

Anita's research focuses on the German verbs in the context of English-to-German SMT. She works on the positional, as well as on the inflectional problems that are common for SMT from a morphologically poorer language such as English into a morphologically richer language, such as German. In her recent work she developed classification models to predict morphological features of the verbs in German translations and used these models to improve the German translation.

During her internship at KantanLabs, Anita will be working on the topic of word reordering for English-German, English-Chinese and English-Japanese language pairs.

“We are very happy to have Anita on board at KantanLabs,” says Dr Dimitar Shterionov, MT Researcher at KantanMT. “Her contributions will help to expand and improve our Custom Machine Translation platform. Anita is helping to build and support a real-world system, and we hope the internship will also help her gain knowledge and experience from the world of commercial MT. With this, as well as our subsequent internships, we aim to bridge the gap between academic research and commercial development.”

The research undertakings at KantanLabs will be supervised by Dr Dimitar Shterionov, MT Researcher and Tony O’ Dowd, Founder and Chief Architect of KantanMT; with academic support from ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and other academic institutions that help advance the quality of automated translation output.

For more information about KantanLabs, mail [email protected].