About Me:


I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. I work as a Research Assistant at SFU Natural Language Lab (Natlang).

My supervisors are Drs. Fred Popowich and Anoop Sarkar. I did my Bachelor at Iran University of Science and Technology and Masters at Concordia University.

Email: majid {underscore} razmara {at} sfu {dot} ca

Research Interests:

  • Syntax-based Machine Translation
  • Statistical Parsing
  • Machine Learning
  • Question Answering

 

Publications:


 2013:
  • Majid Razmara and Anoop Sarkar. Stacking for Statistical Machine Translation. Short Paper. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013). Aug 4-9, 2013. Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Majid Razmara, Maryam Siahbani, Reza Haffari and Anoop Sarkar. Graph Propagation for Paraphrasing Out-of-Vocabulary Words in Statistical Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013). Aug 4-9, 2013. Sofia, Bulgaria.
 2012:
  • Majid Razmara, George Foster, Anoop Sarkar, Mixing Multiple Translation Models in Statistical Machine Translation, 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, July 8-14, 2012, Republic of Korea.
  • Majid Razmara, Baskaran Sankaran, Ann Clifton, Anoop Sarkar, Kriya - The SFU System for Translation Task at WMT-12, Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT), June 7-8, Montreal
  • Majid Razmara, Baskaran Sankaran, Atefeh Farzindar, Wael Khreich, Fred Popowich, and Anoop Sarkar, Domain Adaptation Techniques for Machine Translation and their Evaluation in a Real-World Setting, 25th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, May 28-30, 2012, Toronto, Canada.
  • Baskaran Sankaran, Majid Razmara, and Anoop Sarkar, Kriya - An end-to-end Hierarchical Phrase-based MT System, The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, 2012.
 2011:
  • M. Razmara, "Application of Tree Transducers in Statistical Machine Translation", Depth Report, Simon Fraser University
  • M. Sadeghi, B. Mohabbati, M. Razmara, N. Kaviani, T. Lee, , H. Lui, D. McLean, S. Atkins, "UV CANADA: Skin Cancer Prevention on Fingertips", The Annual Cancer Care Conference 2011, BC Cancer Agency (Best poster award winner in Population Health and Health Sciences)
 2010:
  • G. Ghaffari, M. Razmara, F. Popowich, "Semi-Supervised Block ITG Models for Word Alignment", The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (NW-NLP 2010).
  • M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, P. Wighton, T. K. Lee and M. S. Atkins, "Modeling the Dermoscopic Structure Pigment Network Using a Clinically Inspired Feature Set", 5th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2010, September 19-20, Beijing, China 2010.
 2009:
  • M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, T. K. Lee, M. S. Atkins, "A novel method for detection of pigment network in dermoscopic images using graphs", Special Issue: Skin Cancer Imaging Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Journal, 2010.
  • M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, M. Ester, T. K. Lee, M. S. Atkins, Graph-based Pigment Network Detection in Skin Images, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, 13 - 18 February 2010.
 2008:
  • Majid Razmara and Leila Kosseim, Concordia University at the TAC 2008 QA Track, In Notebook Papers and Results, Text Analysis Conference (TAC-2008), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2008.
  • Majid Razmara, Answering List and Other Questions, Masters's Thesis, Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, August 2008.
  • Majid Razmara and Leila Kosseim, Answering List Questions using Co-occurrence and Clustering, In Proceedings of the sixth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008, Morocco, 28-30 May.
 2007:
  • Majid Razmara, A. Fee, L. Kosseim, Concordia University at the TREC 2007 QA Track, In Proceedings of the 16th Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-16), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2007.
  • Majid Razmara and L. Kosseim, A little known fact is ... Answering "Other" questions using interest-markers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-2007), Mexico, Springer-Verlag, February 2007.
 2006:
  • L. Kosseim, A. Beaudion, A. Keighobadi, Majid Razmara Concordia University at the TREC-QA Track, In Proceedings of the 15th Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-15), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 2006.
 2005:
  • Majid Razmara, Automatic BPEL Code Generation from High Level Programming Languages to Enhance Web Services, Bachelor’s Thesis, Computer Engineering Dept., Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, Nov 2005.