I am a Ph.D. student at the Natural Language and Information Processing group, Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Ted Briscoe. My research focuses on compositional distributional semantics and learner language. My research interests include error detection and correction, language testing and assessment, and I explore how methods of compositional distributional semantics can be used for error detection and correction of errors in the choice of content words.

In 2011, I gained the MPhil Degree in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. My research focused on non-native author profiling and native language identification. In particular, I investigated how to automatically detect native language of an anonymous writer using idiosyncrasies and errors in their writing. My MPhil dissertation "Identification of a Writer’s Native Language by Error Analysis" can be found here. This project was done under the supervision of Professor Ted Briscoe.

I am a member of St John's College since 2010, and a scholar of the College since 2011. My studies are funded by the Cambridge Trusts and Cambridge Assessment.

Before coming to Cambridge, I finished Master's Degree in Computational Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen. My MA project focused on ensemble-based learning and its application to morphological analysis of German. This project was done under the supervision of Professor Erhard Hinrichs and Dr Dale Gerdemann.

I gained my Diploma in Applied Linguistics from Saint Petersburg State University, where I was supervised by Assistant Professor Irina V. Azarova.



E-mail: Ekaterina.Kochmar [at] cl.cam.ac.uk

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