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Hi there. I’m a postdoc at the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University, working with David Yarowsky. I recently finished my PhD at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Trevor Cohn, Steven Bird and Graham Neubig.

I’m interested in multilingual and low-resource natural language processing and speech recognition, among other things.

When the wind blows, I may look something like this:

My CV can be found here. My Github profile can be found here.

My email address is my first name followed by my last name at (all lowercase).


Massively Multilingual Adversarial Speech Recognition Oliver Adams, Matthew Wiesner, Shinji Watanabe, David Yarowsky. In Proc Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 2019. To appear. PDF

Evaluating Phonemic Transcription of Low-Resource Tonal Languages for Language Documentation Oliver Adams, Trevor Cohn, Graham Neubig, Hilaria Cruz, Steven Bird, Alexis Michaud. IN LREC 2018: 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2018.

Automatic Understanding of Unwritten Languages Oliver Adams. PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne. PDF

Cross-Lingual Word Embeddings for Low-Resource Language Modeling
Oliver Adams, Adam Makarucha, Graham Neubig, Steven Bird and Trevor Cohn. In Proceedings of EACL, 2017.

Learning a Lexicon and Translation Model from Phoneme Lattices
Oliver Adams, Graham Neubig, Trevor Cohn, Steven Bird, Quoc Truong Do and Satoshi Nakamura. In Proceedings of EMNLP, 2016.
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Distributed Vector Representations For Unsupervised Automatic Short Answer Grading
Oliver Adams, Shourya Roy and Raghuram Krishnapuram. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications, 2016.

Learning a Translation Model from Word Lattices
Oliver Adams, Graham Neubig, Trevor Cohn and Steven Bird. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH, 2016.

Inducing Bilingual Lexicons from Small Quantities of Sentence-Aligned Phonemic Transcriptions
Oliver Adams, Graham Neubig, Trevor Cohn and Steven Bird. In Proceedings of IWSLT, 2015.

Aikuma: A Mobile App for Collaborative Language Documentation
Steven Bird, Florian Hanke, Oliver Adams and Haejoong Lee. In Workshop On the Use of Computational Method in the Study of Endangered Languages, 2014.

Exploring Methods and Resources for Discriminating Similar Languages
Marco Lui, Ned Letcher, Oliver Adams, Long Duong, Paul Cook and Timothy Baldwin. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Applying NLP Tools to Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects, 2014.