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Michael Collins (computational linguist)

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Residence
  
New York, NY

Name
  
Michael Collins

Doctoral advisor
  
Mitch Marcus


Institutions
  
Columbia University

Citizenship
  
UK

Role
  
Computational linguist

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Born
  
4 March 1970 (age 53) London (
1970-03-04
)

Alma mater
  
Cambridge University University of Pennsylvania

Doctoral students
  
Brooke Cowan Luke Zettlemoyer Terry Koo Ali Mohammad Ariadna Quattoni Natasha Singh-Miller

Education
  
University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania

Fields
  
Computational linguistics, Machine learning

Michael J. Collins (born 4 March 1970) is a researcher in the field of computational linguistics.

His research interests are in natural language processing as well as machine learning and he has made important contributions in statistical parsing and in statistical machine learning. In his studies Collins covers a wide range of topics such as parse re-ranking, tree kernels, semi-supervised learning, machine translation and exponentiated gradient algorithms with a general focus on discriminative models and structured prediction. One notable contribution is a state-of-the-art parser for the Penn Wall Street Journal corpus. As of November 11, 2015, his works have been cited 16,020 times, and he has an h-index of 47.

Collins worked as a researcher at AT&T Labs between January 1999 and November 2002, and later held the positions of assistant and associate professor at M.I.T. Since January 2011, he has been a professor at Columbia University. In 2011, he was named a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

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