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Computational Linguistics

Machine translation, multilingual systems, and natural-language processing

Areas of focus for Microsoft Research’s inquiries into computational linguistics are threefold: machine translation, to create systems and technologies that cater to today’s multitude of translation scenarios; multilingual systems, to develop a natural-language-neutral approach to all aspects of linguistic computing; and natural-language processing, to design and build software that will analyze, understand, and generate languages that humans use naturally, with the goal of enabling a user to address a computer as though addressing another person.



Li Dong, Furu Wei, Shujie Liu, Ming Zhou, and Ke Xu, A Statistical Parsing Framework for Sentiment Classification, Computational Linguistics, December 2015

Jiajun Zhang, Shujie Liu, Mu Li, Ming Zhou, and Chengqing Zong, Beyond Word-based Language Model in Statistical Machine Translation, arxiv, April 2015

Spandana Gella, Kalika Bali, and Monojit Choudhury, "ye word kis lang ka hai bhai?" Testing the Limits of Word level Language Identification, NLPAI, December 2014

Xiaohu Liu and Ruhi Sarikaya, A Discriminative Model Based Entity Dictionary Weighting Approach for Spoken Language Understanding, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, December 2014

Qi Li, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Xiang Li, Tim Paek, Asela Gunawardana, and Chris Quirk, Distributed open-domain conversational understanding framework with domain-independent extractors, in Proceedings of Spoken Language Technology Workshop, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, December 2014

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