Christof Monz, who is associate professor at the Informatics Institute, has received a Google Faculty Research Award worth the amount of 58,000 US dollars.
The project entitled 'Effective Decoding-Time Generation for Translation into Morphologically Rich Languages' will be carried out together with Arianna Bisazza, a post-doc in Monz his team of the Information and Language Processing Systems research group, and in liaison with the Google Translate team in Mountain View, California. The project extends ongoing machine translation research within Monz his team towards the challenging objective of translating into morphologically rich language such as Russian and Italian.
The Faculty Research Awards Program supports academic research in computer science, engineering, and related fields. Through the program, Google funds world-class research at top universities, facilitate interaction between Google and academia, and support projects whose output will be made openly available to the research community. Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities and are designed to support roughly the cost of one graduate student for one year of work. Google’s Faculty Research Awards program tend to go to projects that are highly technical.
For more information please read the website of Google-Research.