Anoop Sarkar

Professor, School of Computing Science


SFU Burnaby, TASC 9427
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Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, United States, 2002
B.Eng. Computer Science, University of Poona, India, 1991

Research interests

  • My research is focused on machine learning algorithms applied to natural language processing: in the areas of statistical machine translation, statistical parsing and formal language theory

Teaching interests

  • Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing
  • Programming Languages and Compilers

Recently taught courses

  • CMPT 379: Principles of Compiler Design
  • CMPT 413: Computational Linguistics 
  • CMPT 825: Natural Language Processing

Selected recent publications

  • Combining Morpheme-based Machine Translation with Post-processing Morpheme Prediction. Ann Clifton and Anoop Sarkar. In ACL 2011.
  •  Active Learning for Multilingual Statistical Machine Translation. Gholamreza Haffari and Anoop Sarkar. In ACL-IJCNLP 2009.
  •  Exploration of the LTAG-Spinal Formalism and Treebank for Semantic Role Labeling. Yudong Liu and Anoop Sarkar. In Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks (GEAF 2009), workshop at ACL-IJCNLP 2009.
  •  Semi-supervised model adaptation for statistical machine translation. Nicola Ueffing, Gholamreza Haffari and Anoop Sarkar. In Machine Translation, DOI 10.1007/s10590-008-9036-3, Springer. 2008.

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