He was born in Great Britain and he studied linguistics and computational linguistics at Trinity College in Cambridge.
In the autumn, he generally teaches 182/282 "Human and Machine Translation" described in the catalog as follows: The process of translation by professional and amateur translators, and by existing and proposed machine-translation systems; what each might learn from the other. Prerequisite: advanced knowledge of a foreign language.
Recently, he has been teaching a similar course in the first ten weeks of the summer quarter at the University of the Saarland.
In the winter, at Stanford, he teaches 183/283 "Programming and Algorithms for Natural Language Processing". It is describes as follows: Construction of computer programs for linguistic processes such as string search, morphological, syntactic, and semantic analysis and generation, and simple machine translation. Emphasis is on the algorithms that have proved most useful for solving such problems.
His main interests are translation, both by people and machines, and computational linguistic algorithms, especially in the fields of morphology and syntax.
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