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Phil Blunsom

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Phil Blunsom

Associate Professor
EPSRC Early Career Fellow

Tutorial Fellow, St Hugh's College


My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and computational linguistics. I apply machine learning techniques, such as graphical models, to a range of problems relating to the understanding, learning and manipulation of language. Recently I have focused on structural induction problems such as grammar induction and learning statistical machine translation models.


Previously I was a Research Fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, and part of the Machine Translation research group. There I worked on the application of machine learning techniques to machine translation with Miles Osborne. Before that I completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia, under the supervision of Timothy Baldwin, Steven Bird and James Curran.

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