Rebecca Knowles

Roles and responsibilities

I am a Research Officer in the Multilingual Text Processing (MTP) team, part of the Digital Technologies Research Centre (DT) at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

Current research and/or projects

My research focuses on topics related to machine translation. Recently, this has included computer aided translation, low-resource machine translation, and evaluation (both human and automatic) of machine translation. I have also been involved in the Indigenous Language Technologies project, primarily on topics related to Inuktut.

Research and/or project statements

  • Machine translation and evaluation: research on building and appropriately evaluating neural machine translation systems
  • Low-resource machine translation: research on translation between languages with small(er) text corpora
  • Computer aided translation: research on technologies for translators and other users interacting with machine translation output


Ph.D. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2019.

M.S.E. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2015.

B.S. Linguistics (High Hons.) and Mathematics (Hons.), Haverford College, 2012.


NRC IP Achievement Award (2021)

Key publications

A complete list is available on Google Scholar.

Rebecca Knowles

Associate Research Officer
Digital Technologies
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): French, Spanish, German
Telephone: 613-993-0698


Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural language processing