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Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Fraser
Professor für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung (Professor for Information and Language Processing)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)
Centrum für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung (Center for Information and Language Processing)
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 München

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tel.: +49 89 2180-9710

Office: C110
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I am a tenured professor with membership in both the Faculty of Languages and Literature (Fak 13) and the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics (Fak 16, Zweitmitgliedschaft) at LMU Munich. I am interested in the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning.

I am also the coordinator for the Masters in Computational Linguistics at LMU Munich. This is a mostly German language program (however, in addition to German, you must also have a strong competency in English). For more information about applying to the program, please see this link. If you have questions please first contact our Studienberatung.

Recent Activities


Publications and Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae

ERC Starting Grant (EU Horizon2020)

Health in my Language (HimL) (EU Horizon2020)

Models of Morphosyntax for Statistical Machine Translation (DFG Project (2 phases))

TTC - Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora (EU FP7 Project)

Teaching - Current

Lecture Erweiterungsmodul: Machine Translation (Summer Semester 2021)

Exercise Erweiterungsmodul: Machine Translation (Summer Semester 2021)

Current Topics in NLP (Deep Learning and Neural Machine Translation) (Summer Semester 2021, Fraser, Schütze)

Teaching - Past

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Dr. Viktor Hangya, ERC

Dr. Jindřich Libovický, ERC, DFG Unsup

Dr. Marion Di Marco (nee Weller), ERC

Dr. Matthias Huck, 04/2016-03/2020, ERC and HimL

Dr. Fabienne Braune, 01/2016-12/2017, ERC and HimL (also Morphosyntax 2)

Dr. Aleš Tamchyna, 01/2017-04/2017. HimL and ERC (jointly supervised with Prof. Jan Hajic, Charles University Prague)

Dr. Tsuyoshi Okita, 01/2016-12/2016, ERC

Dr. Liane Guillou, 04/2016-09/2016, HimL

Ph.D. Students

Wen (Lavine) Lai (with Jindrich Libovicky) 04/2021-, LMU/CSC (visiting from 10/2020-03/2021); Low Resource NMT

Sophie Henning (with Annemarie Friedrich) 01/2021-, Bosch; Calibration

Alexandra Chronopoulou 09/2019-, ERC, DFG Unsup; Multilingual Transfer Learning, Unsupervised MT

Dario Stojanovski 06/2017-06/2021, Modeling Contextual Information in Neural Machine Translation, ERC; Context-Aware NMT, Domain Adaptation, Unsupervised MT

Anita Ramm (nee Gojun), 05/2013-03/2018, Modeling the position and inflection of verbs in English to German machine translation. First position after graduation: BeOne Stuttgart GmbH.

Marion Weller-Di Marco (nee Weller) (with Sabine Schulte im Walde), 12/2011-09/2017, Using Morpho-Syntactic and Semantic Information to Improve Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc at University of Amsterdam with Khalil Sima'an.

Fabienne Braune (with Andreas Maletti), 10/2009-11/2015, Decoding Strategies for Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc on deep learning and comparable corpora in my group.

Fabienne Cap (nee Fritzinger), 10/2009-10/2014, Morphological Processing of Compounds for Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc at Uppsala with Joakim Nivre.

Nadir Durrani (with Helmut Schmid), 04/2008-11/2012, A Joint Translation Model With Integrated Reordering. First position after graduation: Post-doc with Philipp Koehn, U. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Hassan Sajjad (with Helmut Schmid), 04/2008-10/2012, Statistical Models for Unsupervised, Semi-supervised and Supervised Transliteration Mining. First position after graduation: Research Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute.

Visiting Ph.D. Students

Prisca Piccirilli (with Sabine Schulte im Walde, U Stuttgart). Topic defined, start date of funding 07/2021

Denis Peskov (University of Maryland College Park). 01/2020 to 10/2020

Simon Rieß (LMU Data Science). 10/2019 to 12/2019

Viktor Hangya (University of Szeged). 10/2016 to 12/2016

Ales Tamchyna (Charles University Prague). 10/2015 to 05/2016

Marija Brkic (University of Zagreb, Croatia). 09/2010 to 02/2011

Information for New Students

Guidelines for students who are interested in visiting

Other Links

USC/ISI Natural Language Group

What I work on (for non-specialists)