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Welcome to the homepage of Christoph Schmidt.

From 2008 to 2014, I have been a PhD student and research assistant working with the Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group at RWTH Aachen University.
In 2008, I received my Diploma degree from RWTH Aachen University, where I worked on my thesis titled "Extensions of the phrase-based translation model in statistical machine translation".

Currently I am working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS.

The main research topics of the chair are:

My personal research interests lie in the areas of statistical machine translation and translation of signed languages.

You can contact me using my email address: <surname>

Project work

signspeak logoDuring my Ph.D. studies, I worked on the EU-funded STREP project SignSpeak which developed a prototype for continuous sign language recognition and translation.
I mainly worked on the development and improvement of the translation system. Moreover, I designed and conducted the user evaluation at the end of the project to assess the quality of the overall system.
For a review of the results obtained in this project, please visit the results page.

quaero logoFor the French-German large-scale project Quaero, I worked on the patent translation task and took part in the evaluation campaigns NTCIR-9 and NTCIR-10.
My work consisted of different tokenization schemata for Japanese and bilingual preprocessing.
In NTCIR-10, our system was best with respect to the automatic BLEU measure.



List of Publications

Full list of publications of the chair.