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Philipp Koehn

Machine translation researcher


Philipp Koehn is a machine translation researcher and co-inventor of phrased-based machine translation.

In 2003, while at the University of Southern California, he co-authored a paper on phrase-based statistical machine translation, along with Franz Josef Och and Daniel Marcu.

His early contributions include:

  • the Moses machine translation system
  • the Europarl corpus
  • organising the machine translation research community, including WMT

He was a professor at the University of Edinburgh and then Johns Hopkins University and Chief Scientist at Omniscien Technologies.

In 2021, he joined Facebook AI as a Research Scientist.


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