Portrait of Kristina Toutanova

Kristina Toutanova

Researcher

About

I am a researcher in the Natural Language Processing group at Microsoft Research, Redmond.

My research interests focus on modeling the structure of natural language, using machine learning. Most recently, I have been working on knowledge extraction, machine translation, summarization, and morphological and syntactic analysis.  I served as a program co-chair for ACL 2014 and currently serve as a co-editor in chief for the TACL journal.

I received an MS in Computer Science from Sofia University and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. My dissertation was on machine learning models for syntactic and semantic analysis (my advisor was Christopher Manning).

Projects

Machine Translation

Established: January 18, 2002

The principal focus of the Natural Language Processing group is to build a machine translation system that automatically learns translation mappings from bilingual corpora. <h1>Overview</h1> Machine Translation (MT) project at Microsoft Research is focused on creating MT systems and technologies…

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Teaching

Chris Quirk and I taught a seminar on statistical machine translation at the University of Washington in Spring 2011. Here is the course web-page.