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Katrin Kirchhoff

  • Research Professor


Research Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adjunct Research Professor, Computer Science and Engineering


Katrin Kirchhoff is a research professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering with an adjunct appointment in computer science and engineering. Her research areas include statistical speech and language processing, human computer interactions and health informatics, with particular emphasis on multilingual applications of human language technology. Her past work includes contributions to articulatory modeling in speech processing, statistical language modeling, machine translation and language processing for non-English languages.

Research Interests

Speech recognition, natural language processing, machine translation, dialogue systems, human-computer interfaces and health informatics.

Representative Publications

  • K. Duh and K. Kirchhoff, "Semi-supervised Ranking for Document Retrieval", Computer, Speech and Language 25(2), 2011, pp. 261-281
  • K. Kirchhoff, A.M. Turner, A. Axelrod and F. Saavedra, "Application of statistical machine translation to public health information: a feasibility study", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2011, pp. 473-8
  • K. Kirchhoff, D. Capurro and A.M. Turner, "A Conjoint Analysis Framework for Evaluating User Preferences in Machine Translation", Machine Translation 28(1), 2014, pp. 1-17
  • K. Kirchhoff and J. Bilmes, "Submodularity for Data Selection in Statistical Machine Translation", Proceedings of EMNLP, 2014, pp. 131-141
  • H. Adel, N.T. Vu, K. Kirchhoff, D. Telaar and T. Schultz, "Syntactic and Semantic Features for Code-Switching Factored Language Models", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing 23(3), 2015, pp. 431-440

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  • Ph.D. Computer Science, 1999
    Universit├Ąt Bielefeld
  • M.A. English Linguistics, 1996
    Universit├Ąt Bielefeld