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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Wolfgang  Menzel
Institution: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
Dissertation Director * of: Improving Recombination in a Linear EBMT System by Use of Constraints
(Monica Gavrila, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Computational Model for the Influence of Cross-Modal Context upon Syntactic Parsing
(Patrick McCrae, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Robust parsing with weighted constraints
Using morphemes in language modeling and automatic speech recognition of Amharic

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