User:Francis Tyers

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I maintain the Debian packages for Apertium. Ask me about free machine translation!

This is me looking emo.
Qualifications: MA Linguistics
BEng Software Engineering
Languages: English (Native),
French (ILR-2),
Romanian (ILR-1)
Interests: Machine translation,
Free software,
Lesser-used languages
Programming: C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP,
Python, Bash scripting

...through the gate of god, a rain of stars upon man
Wikipedia: Francis Tyers

Pages I have substantially contributed to or started

Macedonia (terminology), Tajik alphabet, Leprechaun, History of machine translation, Sudanese literature, History of the Macedonian language, Maria Sibylla Merian, Fleiss' kappa, Inter-rater reliability, METEOR, BLEU


I studied for a BEng in Software Engineering at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and for an MA in Linguistics at the University of East Anglia. During my undergraduate degree I did an internship at Hewlett Packard working on high-performance file systems (see Lustre). My undergraduate dissertation covered the automatic identification of language from raw text, and my masters dissertation covered the automatic evaluation of machine translation. I'm aiming to do a PhD in the area of automating building machine translation systems for closely related lesser-used languages.

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