I am a research associate at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. I work on Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA) with Professor Ted Briscoe. I have recently completed my Ph.D. at the Natural Language and Information Processing group, Computer Laboratory. My research focuses on compositional distributional semantics and learner language. My research interests include error detection and correction, native language identification, 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.
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.
E-mail: Ekaterina.Kochmar [at] cl.cam.ac.uk
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