Mathias Müller

Mathias Müller, M.A.

Tel.: +41 44 635 75 81

Raumbezeichnung: AND-2-20

mmueller@cl.uzh.ch

What do I need to know to get started with neural networks and/or neural machine translation?

I'm a doctoral student interested in machine translation, unreasonably effective neural networks, phonetics and acoustics, markup technologies. Also, I find teaching super exciting!

Planning a programming project or thesis related to the topics mentioned above? Come talk to me, I'd love to hear about it.

What I am currently doing

I am working with Annette Rios and Rico Sennrich on integrating linguistic information into current neural machine translation systems. I am part of an SNF project, CONTRA, which is led by Martin Volk.

In the particular area of neural machine translation I am most interested in the following:

  • Augmenting standard bidirectional RNN encoder-decoder-attention architectures with additional context.
  • Non-recurrent models for neural machine translation, such as fully convolutional or self-attentional (transformer) models.
  • Contrastive evaluation of NMT systems.
  • Dual learning of two translation directions and reinforcement learning.
  • Pre-training of NMT models with language models, without recurrent structures.

(Also, I very frequently change my mind about "most interested in".)

Things I used to do

Teaching

2018    Quantitative Methods and Machine Learning, with Manfred Klenner
2018    XML, Informationsmanagement, with Tobias Hodel and Jeannette Isele
2018    Machine Translation, with Samuel Läubli
2017     Quantitative Methods and Machine Learning, with Manfred Klenner
2017 Teaching Assistant for Machine Translation and Parallel Corpora, with Martin Volk
2016 Teaching Assistant for XML Technologies and Semantic Web, with Fabio Rinaldi
2015 Teaching Assistant for Machine Translation and Parallel Corpora, with Martin Volk
2014 Teaching Assistant for XML Technologies and Semantic Web, with Fabio Rinaldi
2012 Teaching Assistant for Sprachtechnologie für Barrierefreiheit, with Sarah Ebling

 

Publications

 

Tang, Gongbo; Müller, Mathias; Rios, Annette; Sennrich, Rico (2018). Why Self-Attention? A Targeted Evaluation of Neural Machine Translation Architectures. In: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Brussels/Belgium, 31 October 2018 - 5 November 2018.

Müller, Mathias; Rios, Annette; Voita, Elena; Sennrich, Rico (2018): A Large-Scale Test Set for the Evaluation of Context-Aware Pronoun Translation. In: Third Conference on Machine Translation (WMT), Brussels/Belgium, 31 October 2018 - 1 November 2018.

Rios, Annette; Müller, Mathias; Sennrich, Rico (2018): The Word Sense Disambiguation Test Suite at WMT18. In: Third Conference on Machine Translation (WMT), Brussels/Belgium, 31 October 2018 - 1 November 2018.

Läubli, Samuel; Müller, Mathias; Horat, Beat; Volk, Martin (2018). mtrain: A Convenience Tool for Machine Translation. In: Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT), Alicante/Spain, 28 May 2018 - 30 May 2018.

Müller, Mathias (2017). Treatment of Markup in Statistical Machine Translation. In: Third Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation, EMNLP, Copenhagen/Denmark, 8 September 2017.

Volk, Martin; Amrhein, Chantal; Aepli, Noëmi; Müller, Mathias; Ströbel, Phillip (2016). Building a Parallel Corpus on the World's Oldest Banking Magazine. In: KONVENS, Bochum/Germany, 19 September 2016 - 21 September 2016.

Dimos, Kostis; He, Lei; Dellwo, Volker; Müller, Mathias (2015). A method for the elicitation of shouted speech with controlled loudness. In: IAFPA Annual Conference, Leiden/Netherlands, 8 July 2015 - 10 July 2015.

Müller, Mathias; Volk, Martin (2013). Statistical machine translation of subtitles: From OpenSubtitles to TED. In: Gurevych, Iryna; Biemann, Chris; Zesch, Torsten. Language Processing and Knowledge in the Web. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 132-138.

Dellwo, Volker; Schmid, Stephan; Leemann, Adrian; Kolly, Marie-José; Müller, Mathias (2012). Speaker identification based on speech rhythm: the case of bilinguals. In: Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT), Glasgow/Scotland, 19 July 2012 - 21 July 2012.

Talks / Posters

Müller, Mathias (2018). Neural Machine Translation. Presented at: BrainHack Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland, 3 May 2018.

Müller, Mathias (2017). Treatment of Markup in Statistical Machine Translation. Presented at: GSCL, Berlin/Germany, 13 September 2017.

Müller, Mathias (2016). Schreien im Labor - Sprecheridentifizierung und forensische Phonetik. Presented at: Weiterbildungsseminar Akustika, Olten/Switzerland, 8 November 2016.

Nespeca, Roberto; Müller, Mathias (2016). Integrating a customized SMT system into traditional computed-aided translation workflows. Presented at: Swisstext, Winterthur/Switzerland, 8 June 2016.

Schmid, Stephan; Dellwo, Volker; Tramutoli, Laura; Müller, Mathias (2011). Is the speech rhythm of bilinguals native or non-native? Presented at: Prosodic and rhythmic aspects of L2 Italian, Naples/Italy, 5 May 2011 - 6 May 2011.