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Chris Quirk

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Senior Researcher, Natural Language Processing Group

Bio

After studying Computer Science and Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, I joined Microsoft in 2000 to work on the Intentional Programming project, an extensible compiler and development framework. I moved to the Natural Language Processing group in 2001, where my research has mostly focused on statistical machine translation powering Microsoft Translator, especially on several generations of a syntax directed translation system that powers over half of the translation systems. I am also interested in semantic parsing, paraphrase methods, and very practical problems such as spelling correction and transliteration.

Tools and Services

  • Traveling? Worried about expensive data plans? Try our updated translator app that includes OCR and on-device translation.
  • Try out our parsing and analysis tools online.
  • Browse tools released through the MT labs page here.

Collaborators and Interns

Mostly I work with folks in the NLP and Machine Translation groups.

I've had the privilege of mentoring or working with a number of interns over the years, including Katharina Probst, Colin Cherry, Pavel Pecina, Ethan Phelps-Goodman, Vivek Srikumar, Arne Mauser, Hao Zhang, Jason Smith, Mohit Bansal, Arianna Bisazza, Mayank Srivastava, Jenny Lin, Joern Wuebker, Juri Ganitkevich, Hui Zhang, and Wei Deng.

Apply for internships at MSR -- it's a fantastic program!

I just came back from a Summer Workshop at Johns Hopkins working on Domain Adaptation for Statistical Machine Translation.

Teaching

Academic Service

Reviewer for ACL, EMNLP, COLING, MT Summit consistently over the past 5+ years. Area Chair in MT: ACL 2009, EMNLP 2009, 2012

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