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Chris Quirk

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Principal 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. My research has primarily focused on building the statistical machine translation systems powering Microsoft Translator, especially on syntax-informed translation systems powering many of the high-traffic translation systems. More recently I have been investigating applications of NLP techniques to biological data, and building systems that bridge natural language and programming code.

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 ZhangWei Deng, Islam Beltagy, Philip Gorinski.

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

I was a senior member at the Summer Workshop at Johns Hopkins working on Domain Adaptation for Statistical Machine Translation in 2012.

Teaching

Academic Service

Reviewer for ACL, EMNLP, COLING, MT Summit consistently over the past 10+ years. Area Chair in MT: ACL 2009, EMNLP 2009, 2012

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