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Noëmi Aepli

PhD Student

University of Zurich

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That’s me

I’m a PhD student at the Department of Computational Linguistics working on my SNSF funded project Natural Language Processing for Low-Resource Language Variations (LORELAI).

I’m very much fascinated by the dialects and language variations and the challenges they pose for NLP.

Check out my most recent publication Improving Zero-Shot Cross-lingual Transfer Between Closely Related Languages by Injecting Character-Level Noise, an ACL 2022 Findings paper.

Interests

  • dialects & language varieties
  • transfer learning between closely related languages
  • multimodal settings combining speech & text
  • text normalization & MT between closely related languages
  • low-resource settings & robustness to language varieties

Education

  • Master in Computational Linguistics and Language Technologies, 2018

    University of Zurich

Projects

LORELAI

NLP for Low-Resource Language Variations

NOAH’s Corpus

Part-of-Speech Tagging for Swiss German

Swiss German UD

Universal Dependency Parsing for Swiss German

Selected Publications

Improving Zero-Shot Cross-lingual Transfer Between Closely Related Languages by Injecting Character-Level Noise

a simple yet effective strategy to improve cross-lingual transfer between closely related language varieties

On Biasing Transformer Attention Towards Monotonicity

we introduce a monotonicity bias into attentional sequence-to-sequence models and explore to what extent a model can benefit from that

Compilation of a Swiss German Dialect Corpus and its Application to PoS Tagging

data set for developing NLP applications for Swiss German & baseline for dialect identification

Part-of-Speech Tag Disambiguation by Cross-Linguistic Majority Vote

an approach to developing resources for a low-resource language, taking advantage of closely related languages