automatic image captioning using automatic summarization techniques, parallel and comparable corpora, parallel phrase extraction, term alignment
Dr. Dipl. Inf. Ahmet Aker MScEng
Department of Computer Science/
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP

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I am a researcher in the Sheffield Natural Language Processing group within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. For the past 6 years I have been playing a major role in several EU funded projects such as the TRIPOD, ACCURAT, TaaS and the ViSen project , where I have mainly been responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of software meeting project research objectives, writing and co-ordinating project deliverables and scientific papers, and presenting research results at technical meetings and international conferences. My research interests are in automatic text summarization, information extraction, machine learning, statistical machine translation, comparable data acquisition from the web, term alignment, automatic POS tag projection and image captioning using natural language generation techniques. I have published over 24 papers on these topics. My background is software engineering. I have more than 2 years experience working as a software developer in the industry. In addition, I developed several software solutions for industry and research on a freelance basis. I am holding a German Diplom in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Advanced Software Engineering and a PhD in Natural Language Processing. I was the best Masters student in our department and was also awarded with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) during my Computer Science studies in Germany.