Stella Frank

Currently I'm a researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam. I'm in the Statistical Language Processing and Learning Lab, where I work on grounded machine translation and crosslingual image description, within the QT 21 project.

Previously I was at Institute for Language, Cognition, and Computation at the School of Informatics in the University of Edinburgh, working with Sharon Goldwater. I finished my Ph.D. in 2012, supervised by Frank Keller and Sharon Goldwater. During my Ph.D. I did a research internship at Google Zurich. Once upon a time, I was a member of BLLIP.

Email me: s.c.frank@uva.nl

Stella Frank

Publications

A Shared Task on Multimodal Machine Translation and Crosslingual Image Description. Lucia Specia, Stella Frank, Khalil Sima’an and Desmond Elliott. 2016. In Proceedings of the First Conference on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT). [Slides]

Multi30K: Multilingual English-German Image Descriptions. Desmond Elliott, Stella Frank, Khalil Sima’an, and Lucia Specia. 2016. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Vision and Language (VL’16).

DCU-UvA System for Multimodal Machine Translation. Iacer Calixto, Desmond Elliott, and Stella Frank. 2016. In Proceedings of the First Conference on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT).

ILLC-UvA Adaptation System (Scorpio) at WMT’16 IT-Domain Task. Hoang Cuong, Stella Frank, and Khalil Sima’an. 2016. In Proceedings of the First Conference on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT).

The QT21/HimL Combined Machine Translation System. Peter, Jan-Thorsten, Tamer Alkhouli, Hermann Ney, Matthias Huck, Fabienne Braune, Alexander Fraser, Aleš Tamchyna, Ondřej Bojar, Barry Haddow, Rico Sennrich, Frédéric Blain, Lucia Specia, Jan Niehues, Alex Waibel, Alexandre Allauzen, Lauriane Aufrant, Franck Burlot, Elena Knyazeva, Thomas Lavergne, François Yvon, Stella Frank, and Marcis Pinnis (2016). In Proceedings of the First Conference on Statistical Machine Translation (WMT).

Multilingual Image Description with Neural Sequence Models. Desmond Elliott, Stella Frank, Eva Hasler. 2015. [arxiv] [code]

Splitting Compounds by Semantic Analogy. Joachim Daiber, Lautaro Quiroz, Roger Wechsler, and Stella Frank. In Proceedings of the first Deep Machine Translation Workshop. 2015. [arxiv] [code]

Weak semantic context helps phonetic learning in a model of infant language acquisition. Stella Frank, Naomi Feldman, Sharon Goldwater. In Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014.

Learning the hyperparameters to learn morphology. Stella Frank. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning at EACL, 2014

Exploring the utility of joint morphological and syntactic learning from child-directed speech. Stella Frank, Frank Keller, Sharon Goldwater. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2013.

Adding sentence types to a model of syntactic category acquisition. Stella Frank, Sharon Goldwater, Frank Keller. TopiCS in Cognitive Science 5 (3), pp. 495-521. 2013. [preprint]

Using sentence type information for syntactic category acquisition. Stella Frank, Sharon Goldwater, Frank Keller. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics at ACL, 2010.

Evaluating models of syntactic category acquisition without using a gold standard. Stella Frank, Sharon Goldwater, Frank Keller. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2009.

Syntactic priming between non-identical noun phrase structures. Frank, Stella, Amit Dubey, and Frank Keller. In Proceedings of the Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), 2008. [abstract] [poster]

Theses

Bayesian models of syntactic category acquisition. Stella Frank. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2013. [University Repository]

Syntactic Priming over Clusters of Noun Phrase. Stella Frank. MSc Dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2007.