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David Chiang

David Chiang

Email: dchiang@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-9441

Office: 179 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering


Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

A.B./S.M., Computer Science, Harvard University, 1997


Chiang's research is on computational models for learning human languages, particularly how to translate from one language to another. His work on applying formal grammars and machine learning to translation has been recognized with two best paper awards (at ACL 2005 and NAACL HLT 2009). He has received research grants from DARPA, NSF, and Google, has served on the executive board of NAACL and the editorial board of Computational Linguistics and JAIR, and is currently on the editorial board of Transactions of the ACL.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Natural language processing, machine learning, and digital humanities.


David Chiang Receives Google Faculty Research Award

April 2, 2015

Google Research recently announced the winners of its Faculty Research Awards for Winter 2015. Dr. David Chiang received the award his proposal titled “Learning Better Translation Models by Learning More Translation Models” that addresses the fact that although most machine translation systems learn from parallel text, in many situations, parallel text is limited.