Duygu Ataman

PhD Student

I have received my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2013 and my Master’s degree in Embedded Systems and Multimedia from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2015. During my studies, I was a research intern at CVUT in Prague, the Czech Republic in 2011 and UCLouvain, Belgium in 2012. I also worked in many spin-off projects as a researcher and design engineer. My previous research experience includes signal processing, computer vision and pattern recognition applications, human-computer interaction systems, with a specialization in my master’s thesis on computational neuroscience, mainly on cognitive aspects of speech recognition and acoustic modeling. I am now a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Trento, Italy in Computer Science and I am conducting my doctoral research Fondazione Bruno Kessler. My research objective is improving neural machine translation quality for morphologically-rich and low-resource languages by means of novel computational architectures that can better handle data sparseness.

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Ataman, D., & Federico, M. (2018) An Evaluation of Two Vocabulary Reduction Methods for Neural Machine Translation. To appear at the Proceedings of the North American Association for Machine Translation (AMTA).

Ataman, D., Negri, M., Turchi, M., Federico, M. (2017) Linguistically Motivated Vocabulary Reduction for Neural Machine Translation from Turkish to English. The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics 108, European Association for Machine Translation, Prague, Czech Republic, pp 331-342

Negri, M., Ataman, D., Sabet, M. J.; Turchi, M., Federico, M. (2017) Automatic translation memory cleaning, Machine Translation. pp. 1-23