Alex Kislev

Alex Kislev
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Main area of research
Natural language & AI

I am a member of the Natural Language Understanding group at Nuance.  My primary research interests are: natural language understanding, machine learning and service oriented architecture. I’ve completed a Master’s degree program in Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Prior to my work at Nuance, I worked for the CLARIN project supported by the European Commission. I was part of the team that designed and developed service oriented research infrastructure for various language resources, including annotated linguistic corpora, natural language processing tools etc.. That position involved a great deal of collaboration across multiple public institutions.  At Nuance, I am located at the Aachen office in Germany. My primary focus is on fine tuning the language models to achieve optimal performance, as well as extending the models to cover new domains in response to customer requirements. This necessitates constant maintenance and enhancements of language specific resources, improvement of exiting tools and introduction of new tools in order to streamline the model training workflow. In addition, many adjustments have to be made to address the language specific issues that cannot be properly handled by the generic workflow. I also take part in a variety of cross team efforts focused at improving the research infrastructure.