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)
- Rebecca Knowles. 2021. On the Stability of System Rankings at WMT. In Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Machine Translation (WMT21).
- Philipp Koehn and Rebecca Knowles. 2017. Six Challenges for Neural Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Neural Machine Translation. Association for Computational Linguistics.
- Rebecca Knowles and Philipp Koehn. 2016. Neural Interactive Translation Prediction. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. Association for Machine Translation in the Americas.
A complete list is available on Google Scholar.