About

Will has worked in MSR Machine Translation (MT) incubation team since July 2007. He has been involved in Microsoft’s Machine Translation development, specifically Microsoft Translator, but more recently, Skype Translator.  Prior to joining the MT team, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Computational Linguistics Master’s Program at the University of Washington, where he was founding faculty in the program and continues to hold an Affiliate Position. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2002, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California at Davis in 1996.

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…

Publications

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Invited Talks

  • Speech Transcription and Translation for Everyone (Invited Talk), EU EXPERT Scientific and Technological Workshop, Malaga, Spain, June 26th, 2015.
  • Speech Translation for Everyone – Breaking Down the Language Barriers (Invited Talk), Center for Language & Speech Processing Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, April 17th, 2015.
  • Speech Translation for Everyone – Breaking Down the Language Barriers (Invited Talk), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 16th, 2015.
  • Controlled Ascent: Imbuing Statistical MT with Linguistic Knowledge (Invited Talk), Second Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation, ACL 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 8th, 2013.

For publications before 2008, please see my website at UW:  http://faculty.washington.edu/wlewis2/papers/papers.html