Daniel M. Bikel is a senior research scientist at Google, developing new methods for NLP and speech recognition. While at IBM, he architected the distillation system for IBM’s GALE multilingual information extraction and question-answering system. While pursuing his doctorate at Penn, he built the first extensible multilingual syntactic parsing engine.
Imed Zitouni is a senior research scientist at IBM. He has led IBM’s Arabic information extraction and data resources efforts since 2004. He previously led both DIALOCA’s Speech/NLP group and Bell Labs/ Alcatel-Lucent’s language modeling and call routing activities. His work involves machine translation, NLP, and spoken dialog systems.