A day in the life of…Rohit Gupta


My name is Rohit Gupta. I am employed as an Early Stage Researcher and I am pursing my PhD under the EXPERT project at the University of Wolverhampton. My research area is Translation Memory matching and retrieval. A translation memory is basically an archive of previously translated segments. Translation memory tools aim at retrieving these previously stored translations for reuse. My research involves searching the translation memory to get the best matches.

The EXPERT project is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network project. The project aims at training young researchers to become leaders in the field of Machine Translation and Translation Memory. The project also focuses on collaboration among different universities and companies. This gives opportunities to share ideas and get feedback from the distinguished professors as well as enthusiastic young researchers. I have already visited Saarland University, Germany for three months from September to December last year; I will visit Hermes, Spain and the University of Amsterdam later this year. In the last two years working on the EXPERT project, I have also attended several events and conferences including the EXPERT winter training event in Birmingham, RANLP-2013 in Bulgaria, EAMT-2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, COLING-2014 and the EXPERT summer training event in Dublin.

Originally I am from India. Before coming to Wolverhampton, I worked at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Mumbai, for almost two years. I worked there on Statistical Machine Translation and particularly on English to Indian languages machine translation. I completed my Bachelor of Technology from the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, CSJM University Kanpur, and Master of Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. My Master’s thesis was on Anaphora Resolution.

July 2015 will mark the end of my second year in Wolverhampton. In these past two years, I have come into contact with lots of prestigious and influential people in the field. I have also made lots of nice friends, and I have found the Group welcoming and encouraging. The weather of Wolverhampton is a bit cool. The city itself is peaceful enough for research but there is still a lot going on on the weekends.

The atmosphere of the Group is very friendly and conducive for a new researcher or a student. You will always find someone to motivate and help you.