I have graduated and this webpage is no longer being updated. To contact me, please use one of the methods below:
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Welcome Visitor,

This page was devoted to my life as a rat in the ivory tower of academia. I was a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon's Language Technologies Institute (part of the School of Computer Science). My research was focused on furthering the state of the art in machine translation. As part of this work I released the Cunei Machine Translation Platform which I would encourage you to check out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aaron B. Phillips


Aaron B. Phillips. "Modeling Relevance in Statistical Machine Translation: Scoring Alignment, Context, and Annotations of Translation Instances." PhD Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012.


Aaron B. Phillips. "Cunei: Open-Source Machine Translation with Relevance-Based Models of Each Translation Instance." Machine Translation, 25(2):161-177, 2011. Aaron B. Phillips and Ralf D. Brown. "Training Machine Translation with a Second-Order Taylor Approximation of Weighted Translation Instances." Machine Translation Summit XIII, Xiamen, China, September 2011. Aaron B. Phillips. "Cunei Machine Translation Platform for WMT'10." The Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010. Aaron B. Phillips and Ralf D. Brown. "Cunei Machine Translation Platform: System Description." 3rd Workshop on Example-Based Machine Translation, Dublin, Ireland, November 2009. Kathy Baker, Steven Bethard, Michael Bloodgood, Ralf Brown, Chris Callison-Burch, Glen Coppersmith, Bonnie Dorr, Wes Filardo, Kendall Giles, Ann Irvine, Mike Kayser, Lori Levin, Justin Martineau, Jim Mayfield, Scott Miller, Aaron Phillips, Andrew Philpot, Christine Piatko, Lane Schwartz, and David Zajic. "Semantically-Informed Machine Translation." Technical Report 002, Johns Hopkins Human Language Technology Center of Excellence, Summer Camp for Applied Language Exploration, 2009 Phillips, Aaron B. "Sub-Phrasal Matching and Structural Templates in Example-Based MT." The 11th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI-07), Skövde, Sweden, September 2007. Phillips, Aaron B., Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, and Ralf Brown. "Improving Example Based Machine Translation Through Morphological Generalization and Adaptation." Machine Translation Summit XI, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2007. Phillips, Aaron B. and Violetta Cavalli-Sforza. "Arabic-to-English Example Based Machine Translation Using Context-Insensitive Morphological Analysis." Journées d'Etudes sur le Traitement Automatique de la Langue Arabe (JETALA), Rabat, Morocco, June 2006. Fitzgerald, Will, R. James Firby, Aaron B. Phillips, and Jordan Kairys. "Complex Event Pattern Recognition for Long-Term System Monitoring." Proceedings of 'The Workshop on Interaction between Humans and Autonomous Systems over Extended Operation' at the 2004 AAAI Spring Symposium, San Mateo, CA, 2004. Phillips, Aaron B., Jordan Kairys, and Will Fitzgerald, "Complex Event Pattern Recognition Software for Multimodal User Interfaces." Proceedings of the 2004 Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, Morris, MN 2004.


11-734 Advanced Machine Translation Seminar Alon Lavie, Stephan Vogel
10-701 Machine Learning Carlos Guestrin
11-731 Machine Translation Teruko Mitamura, Bob Frederking, Alon Lavie
11-752 Speech II Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black
11-712 NLP Self-Paced Lab Alon Lavie
11-751 Speech Recognition and Understanding Alex Waibel, Tanja Schultz
11-791 Software Engineering for Information Systems Eric Nyberg
11-722 Grammar Formalisms Alon Lavie, Lori Levin, Alan Black
11-754 Project Dialog Systems Alex Rudnicky, Alan Black
11-761 Language & Statistics Roni Rosenfeld
11-711 Algorithms for NLP Alon Lavie
11-721 Grammars & Lexicons Lori Levin, Teruko Mitamura
11-910 Directed Research Ralf Brown