Marianne Santaholma

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University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Tel: +41 22 379 8691
Fax: +41 22 379 8689
Office number: 6337
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Background and Research Interests

I have been working as a teaching assistant and researcher at ISSCO/TIM, since October 2004. I hold an MSc in Translation studies (with minors in economics, international shipping, journalism and art history) from Turku University, Finland, as well as an MSc in Multilingual Natural Language Processing from TIM, at the ETI, Geneva University. I'm currently pursuing Phd at TIM.

I'm interested in how the development of rule-based applications could be made less laborious, especially in a multilingual context. Rule-based systems like speech recognisers and MT systems are based on manually developed language resources, including grammars, lexica etc. My PhD investigates the option of a shared grammar that can be used for different types of languages (Finnish, English, Japanese) and for different tasks (speech recognition, analysis and generation) inside the multilingual spoken language translator MedSLT.

Brief descriptions of some of the projects that I've worked on:

I am also helping organise the Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks - GEAF 2009, which will be held at the ACL/IJCNLP 2009 Conference in Singapore.

Teaching Activities

I am involved in the following courses:


A full list of publications can be found here.

(Full list of publications related to MedSLT and Regulus projects can be found on the project pages.)