Research Associate Professor
Signal and Image Processing
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
| Phone: (206) 616-5494
E-mail: katrin AT ee DOT washington DOT edu
University of Bielefeld, Germany PhD 1999
Dr. Kirchhoff joined the Speech, Signal and Language Interpretation (SSLI) Lab in the EE Department at the University of Washington in November 1999, after receiving her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Most of here previous work has been in the area of automatic speech recognition. In her dissertation work, part of which was performed as a visitor at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, she developed articulatory-based models for automatic speech recognition. Currently she is working on various projects in human language technology, including machine translation, multilingual speech recognition, and machine learning techniques for speech and natural language processing.
Speech recognition, machine translations, human-computer interfaces, machine learning, multilingual applications.
Current Research Projects
- Contextual Machine Translation
Machine translation in multi-party real-world environments.
- Graph-based learning for speech processing
Development of graph-based semi-supervised learning technique for speech applications.
Speech recognition and machine translation technology for information distillation from non-English languages.
For more information, go to my SSLI lab homepage: http://ssli.ee.washington.edu/ssli/people/katrin/
- T. Schultz and K. Kirchhoff (eds.) Multilingual Speech Processing. Elsevier, 2006
- K. Duh and K. Kirchhoff, "Learning to Rank with Partially Labeled Data", Proceedings of SIGIR , 2008
- A. Alexandrescu and K. Kirchhoff, ``Graph-based learning for phonetic classification'', Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding , 2007
- K. Kirchhoff, D. Vergyri, K. Duh, J. Bilmes and A. Stolcke, ``Morphology-based language modeling for Arabic speech recognition'', Computer Speech and Language 20(4), 2006, pp. 589-608