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Paola Virga

Graduate Student 
Johns Hopkins University
Computer Science Department

E-mail:   paola@jhu.edu
Office : Barton Hall, Room 320
Phone : 410-516-5409

Biographical Sketch : Paola Virga graduated University of Rome "La Sapienza" receiving a "Laurea In Scienze dell'Informazione" from the Computer Science Department. My thesis advisor was Prof. Janos Korner.

Interests : Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition


Research: Statistical Machine Translation and Language Modeling.

Publications:
[1] Paola Virga and Sanjeev Khudanpur. Transliteration of Proper Names in Cross-Language Applications. In Proceedings of SIGIR 2003, Toronto, Canada.
[2] Paola Virga and Sanjeev Khudanpur. Transliteration of Proper Names in Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval. In Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Multi-lingual Named Entity Recognition 2003.
[3] W. Byrne, S. Khudanpur, W. Kim, S. Kumar, P. Pecina, P. Virga, P. Xu and D. Yarowsky The Johns Hopkins University 2003 Chinese-English Machine Translation System In Proceedings of MT-Summit IX, September 2003, New Orleans, LA, USA.
[4] Ruhi Sarikaya, Yuqing Gao, Paola Virga Fast Semi-Automatic Semantic Annotation for Spoken Dialog Systems. In Prooceedings of INTERSPEECH 2004 - ICSLP, October 2004, Korea.
[5] Giridharan Iyengar, Pinar Duygulu, Shaolei feng, Pavel Ircing, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Dietrich Klakow, Matthew Krause, R. Manmatha, Harriet J. Nock, Desislava Petkova, Brock Pytlik, Paola Virga. Joint Visual-text Modeling for Multimedia Retrieval. Technical Report, CLSP Workshop, November 24, 2004.
[6] Paola Virga and Pinar Duygulu. Systematic Evaluation of Machine Translation Methods for Image and Video Annotation, to appear in The Fourth International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2005), Singapore, July 20-22, 2005.

Personal :
Trip to Japan
Trip to Maine and Nova Scotia
Trip to Iceland nicely sponsored by British Airways
Trip to Montreal and Quebec City