Young-Bum Kim
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Known colloquially as YB, I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Sciences. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

I work on the development of multilingual Natural Language Processing techniques and systems with my advisor Professor Benjamin Snyder.

My research aims to tackle longstanding problems in NLP, including morphological induction, grapheme-to-phoneme prediction, and computational decipherment of lost languages, in a novel framework: cross-lingual supervision, where a single unlabeled language serves as test data, and a large set of labeled languages serve as training data. The key idea is that by jointly modeling a broad array of languages, apparent ambiguities can be resolved by building generic and universally plausible models of human language.

Selected Publications