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Katrin Kirchhoff

Research Professor
Data Sciences
M422 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-5494
External Web Page: SSLI Labs


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 Projects

Recent 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