Aleš Tamchyna

office
423
email
tamchyna@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
phone
+420 221 914 363
fax
+420 257 223 293
address
Malostranské náměstí 25
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Main Research Interests

Statistical machine translation, machine learning in NLP.

Projects

Research Grants

  • AMALACH – ASR- and MT-based Access to a Large Archive of Cultural Heritage
  • DepRefSet – Utilizing a Multitude of References in Machine Translation
  • KConnect – Khresmoi Multilingual Medical Text Analysis, Search and Machine Translation Connected in a Thriving Data-Value Chain
  • K lingvistické struktuře evaluativního významu v češtině

Software/Tools

  • MTMonkey – infrastructure for machine translation as a service
  • Eman – experiment manager (not only) for machine translation

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Skills

  • Programming languages: C++, Scala, C#, Perl, Python.
  • Basic knowledge of Java, PHP, SQL, Matlab (Octave), R, Prolog.
  • Advanced user skills in Linux: bash, Makefiles, autotools, git, SVN.
  • Distributed computing: SGE, basic experience with MapReduce.
  • Development of simple web applications (PHP + MySQL).
  • Foreign languages:
    • English (fluent -- CAE Grade A)
    • German (intermediate)
    • Russian (elementary)

Work Experience

  • 2010 – present: Researcher, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics.
  • Summer 2014: Internship at Microsoft Research, Redmond WA, USA.
    • Mentors: Chris Quirk, Michel Galley
  • Summer 2013: Internship at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy.
    • Project: Combination of machine translation and translation memory.
    • Supervisor: Marcello Federico.
  • Summer 2012: Participant at CLSP Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
  • 2011 – 2012: Collaboration with Idioma (NLP in CAT software).
  • 2009 – 2010: Development of open-source client/server calendar solution for Linux, Zonio.
  • 2008 – 2009: Software localization, Hieronymus.

Selected Bibliography

2015

2014

  • Machine Translation within One Language as a Paraphrasing Technique
    Barančíková Petra, Tamchyna Aleš In: Proceedings of the 14th conference ITAT 2014, Copyright © Institute of Computer Science AS CR, Praha, Czechia, ISBN 978-80-87136-18-8, ISSN 1613-0073, pp. 1-6, 2014
  • CUNI in WMT14: Chimera Still Awaits Bellerophon
    Tamchyna Aleš, Popel Martin, Rosa Rudolf, Bojar Ondřej In: Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Copyright © Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, MD, USA, ISBN 978-1-941643-17-4, pp. 195-200, 2014
  • Machine Translation of Medical Texts in the Khresmoi Project
    Dušek Ondřej, Hajič Jan, Hlaváčová Jaroslava, Novák Michal, Pecina Pavel, Rosa Rudolf, Tamchyna Aleš, Urešová Zdeňka, Zeman Daniel In: Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Copyright © Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, MD, USA, ISBN 978-1-941643-17-4, pp. 221-228, 2014
  • Findings of the 2014 Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation
    Bojar Ondřej, Buck Christian, Federmann Christian, Haddow Barry, Koehn Philipp, Leveling Johannes, Monz Christof, Pecina Pavel, Post Matt, Saint-Amand Herve, Soricut Radu, Specia Lucia, Tamchyna Aleš In: Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Copyright © Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, MD, USA, ISBN 978-1-941643-17-4, pp. 12-58, 2014
  • ÚFAL: Using Hand-crafted Rules in Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis on Parsed Data
    Veselovská Kateřina, Tamchyna Aleš In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014), Copyright © Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, ISBN 978-1-937284-96-1, pp. 694-698, 2014
  • Integrating a Discriminative Classifier into Phrase-based and Hierarchical Decoding
    Tamchyna Aleš, Braune Fabienne, Fraser Alexander, Carpuat Marine, Daumé III Hal, Quirk Chris In: The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, Vol. 101, Copyright © Univerzita Karlova v Praze, ISSN 0032-6585, pp. 29-41, Apr 2014
  • HindEnCorp – Hindi-English and Hindi-only Corpus for Machine Translation
    Bojar Ondřej, Diatka Vojtěch, Rychlý Pavel, Straňák Pavel, Suchomel Vít, Tamchyna Aleš, Zeman Daniel In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), Copyright © European Language Resources Association, Reykjavík, Iceland, ISBN 978-2-9517408-8-4, pp. 3550-3555, 2014
  • Adaptation of machine translation for multilingual information retrieval in medical domain
    Pecina Pavel, Dušek Ondřej, Goeuriot Lorraine, Hajič Jan, Hlaváčová Jaroslava, Jones Gareth J.F., Kelly Liadh, Leveling Johannes, Mareček David, Novák Michal, Popel Martin, Rosa Rudolf, Tamchyna Aleš, Urešová Zdeňka In: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 61, No. 3, Copyright © Elsevier, ISSN 0933-3657, pp. 165-185, Jul 2014
  • Improving Evaluation of English-Czech MT through Paraphrasing
    Barančíková Petra, Rosa Rudolf, Tamchyna Aleš In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), Copyright © European Language Resources Association, Reykjavík, Iceland, ISBN 978-2-9517408-8-4, pp. 596-601, 2014

2013

2012

  • Selecting Data for English-to-Czech Machine Translation
    Tamchyna Aleš, Galuščáková Petra, Kamran Amir, Stanojević Miloš, Bojar Ondřej In: Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, Copyright © Association for Computational Linguistics, Montréal, Canada, ISBN 978-1-937284-20-6, pp. 374-381, 2012
  • The Joy of Parallelism with CzEng 1.0
    Bojar Ondřej, Žabokrtský Zdeněk, Dušek Ondřej, Galuščáková Petra, Majliš Martin, Mareček David, Maršík Jiří, Novák Michal, Popel Martin, Tamchyna Aleš In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Copyright © European Language Resources Association, İstanbul, Turkey, ISBN 978-2-9517408-7-7, pp. 3921-3928, 2012

2011

2010

  • Bohatá anotace ve frázovém strojovém překladu
    Tamchyna Aleš, Bojar Ondřej In: Informačné technológie – Aplikácie a Teória, Zborník príspevkov prezentovaných na konferencii ITAT, Copyright © PONT s. r. o., Seňa, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-970179-3-4, pp. 99-106, 2010