Jeffrey C. Micher

Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

Addressing Challenges of Machine Translation of Inuit Languages


A corpus of morphologically analyzed Inuktitut words lives here



Jeffrey Micher, 2019, "Bootstrapping a Neural Morphological Generator from Morphological Analyzer Output for Inuktitut," Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages: Vol. 2, Article 7. pdf


Jeffrey C. Micher, 2018, Provenance and Processing of an Inuktitut-English Parallel Corpus Part 1: Inuktitut Data Preparation and Factored Data Format, Technical Note (ARL-TN-0923) Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. pdf

Jeffrey C. Micher, 2018, Addressing Challenges of Machine Translation of Inuit Languages Technical Note (ARL-TN-0924), Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. pdf

Jeffrey C. Micher, 2018, "Using the Nunavut Hansard Data for Experiments In Morphological Analysis and Machine Translation," Proceedings Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages, Association for Computational Linguistics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, pp 65-72. pdf

Judith Klavans, John Morgan, Stephen Larocca, Jeffrey Micher, Clare R. Voss, 2018. Challenges in Speech Recognition and Translation of High-Value Low-Density Polysynthetic Languages. AMTA (2) 2018: 283-293 pdf


Jeffrey C. Micher, 2017, "Improving Coverage of an Inuktitut Morphological Analyzer Using a Segmental Recurrent Neural Network," Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, Association for Computational Linguistics, Honolulu, Hawaii. pdf


Jeffrey C. Micher, 2012, Improving Domain-specific Machine Translation by Constraining the Language Model, Army Research Laboratory Technical Note, ARL-TN-0492. pdf

Jeffrey C. Micher, 2012, A Method for Correcting Broken Hyphenations in Noisy English Text, Army Research Laboratory Technical Note, ARL-TN-0481. pdf


Jeffrey C. Micher, 2009, Adapting an Arabic Morphological Analyzer to Serve Word Lookup for Military Tasks, Army Research Laboratory Technical Report, ARL-TR-4945. pdf


Clare R Voss, Matthew Aguirre, Jeffrey Micher, Richard Chang, Jamal Laoudi, Reginald Hobbs, 2008: Boosting performance of weak MT engines automatically: using MT output to align segments and build statistical post-editors, EAMT Hamburg, Germany, 2008. pdf

Jeffrey Micher and Clare Voss, 2008: "Buckwalter-based Lookup Tool as Language Resource for Arabic Language Learners" in Software Engineering, Testing, and Quality Assurance for Natural Language Processing, ACL-HLT Workshop Proceedings, 2008, Columbus, OH. pdf

Nyberg, Mitamura, Svoboda, Ko, Baker, and Micher, 2003: "An Integrated System for Source Language Checking, Analysis and Term Management", Proceedings of the Ninth MT Summit, September 2003, New Orleans pdf


Micher, Jeffrey & Bruce Baker, 1994: Translation Problems of Terse Messages in Voice Output Communication Aids, Proceedings, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA), Nashville TN

Brueziere, Gilles & Jeffrey Micher, 1994: The Development of a Representation of French Grammar, Proceedings, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), Maastricht, Netherlands

SG Thomason, D Berney, G Coelho, J Micher, D Everett, 1994, "Montana Salish root classes: Evidence from the 19th-century Jesuit dictionary," 29th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages, pp. 288-312. pdf



I'm an incurable polyglot. Some of the languages I've studied:
Currently learning Slovak, with a private tutor and classes at University of Pittsburgh. My goal is to acquire conversational and reading skills for travel to Slovakia and Family History research

Since learning I have Manx ancestry, learning Manx is on my to do list.

Some links:

Rock Climbing


Family History: