Senior Software Engineer and Tech Lead at Google

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043

Education

  • PhD, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005. 
  • M.S., School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002.
  • B.A., Computer Science, The University of the South, 2000.

Contact

    katharina.probst AT gmail.com

I am an engineer and tech lead on the Gmail team, working on new features for Gmail and Gmail Ads. I used to work in Google developer tools, making web application development easier, faster, and more fun.  


Publications


Journal Publications

Katharina Probst, Rayid Ghani, Marko Krema, Andy Fano, Yan Liu. 2007. Extracting and Using Attribute-Value Pairs from Product Descriptions on the Web. In: Bettina Berendt, Andreas Hotho, Dunja Mladenic, Guivanni Semeraro (eds.). Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

Rayid Ghani, Katharina Probst, Yan Liu, Marko Krema, and Andy Fano. 2006. Text Mining for Product Attribute Extraction.  SIGKDD Explorations, Special Issue on Successful Real-World Data Mining Applications.

Alon Lavie, Stephan Vogel, Erik Peterson, Katharina Probst, Ariadna Font-Llitjos, Rachel Reynolds, Jaime Carbonell, and Richard Cohen. 2004. Experiments with a Hindi-to-English Transfer-based MT System under a Miserly Data Scenario. Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing, Special Issue on Rapid Deployment Hindi-English Translation Systems. pdf

Katharina Probst, Lori Levin, Erik Peterson, Alon Lavie, Jaime Carbonell. 2002. MT for Minority Languages Using Elicitation-Based Learning of Syntactic Transfer Rules. Machine Translation, 17/4. pdf

Katharina Probst, Yan Ke, Maxine Eskenazi. 2001. Enhancing foreign language tutors - in search of the golden speaker. In: Speech Communication, 37/3-4, pp.161-173, 2002.

 

Conference and Workshop Proceedings

Katharina Probst, Kelly L. Dempksi. 2008. Considering Users and their Opinions in Knowledge Management Systems. In: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.

Chad Cumby, Katharina Probst, Rayid Ghani. 2008. Retrieval and Ranking of Entities Via Query-Specific Document Metadata for Enterprise Knowledgement Tasks. Submitted to: 31st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR-08).

Katharina Probst, Rayid Ghani. 2007. Towards 'Interactive' Active Learning in Multi-View Feature Sets for Information Extraction. In: Proceedings of the European Conference in Machine Learning (ECML-07).

Katharina Probst, Rayid Ghani, Marko Krema, Andy Fano, Yan Liu. 2007. Semi-supervised Learning of Attribute-Value Pairs from Product Descriptions. In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference in Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-07).

Katharina Probst, Rayid Ghani, Marko Krema, Andy Fano, Yan Liu. 2006. Semi-supervised Learning to Extract Attribute-Value Pairs from Product Descriptions on the Web. In: Proceedings of the Web Mining Workshop at the 17th European Conference on Machine Learning and the 10th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD-06).

Katharina Probst, Alon Lavie. 2004. A structurally diverse minimal corpus for eliciting structural mappings between languages. Proceedings of the 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-04). pdf

Ariadna Font Llitjos, Katharina Probst, Jaime Carbonell. 2004. Error analysis of two types of grammar for the purpose of automatic rule refinement. Proceedings of the 6th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-04). pdf

Alon Lavie, Erik Peterson, Katharina Probst, Shuly Wintner and Yaniv Eytani. 2004. Rapid prototyping of a transfer-based Hebrew-to-English Machine Translation system. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI-04). pdf

Alon Lavie, Katharina Probst, Erik Peterson, Stephan Vogel, Lori Levin, Ariadna Font-Llitjos, and Jaime Carbonell. 2004. A Trainable Transfer-based Machine Translation Approach for Languages with Limited Resources. Proceedings of the 9th Workshop of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT-04). pdf

Katharina Probst. 2003. Using 'smart' bilingual projection to feature-tag a monolingual dictionary. Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-03). pdf

Jaime Carbonell, Katharina Probst, Erik Peterson, Christian Monson, Alon Lavie, Ralf Brown, and Lori Levin. 2002. Automatic rule learning for resource-limited MT. Proceedings of the 5th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, (AMTA-02). pdf

Katharina Probst. 2002. Semi-automatic learning of transfer rules for Machine Translation of low-density languages. Proceedings of the Student Session of the 14th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, (ESSLLI-02). pdf

Katharina Probst, Lori Levin. 2002. Challenges in automated elicitation of a controlled bilingual corpus. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI-02). pdf

Katharina Probst, Ralf Brown. 2002. Using similarity scoring to improve the bilingual dictionary for word alignment. Proceedings of the 40th Anniversary Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (ACL-02). pdf

Katharina Probst, Ralf Brown, Jaime Carbonell, Alon Lavie, Lori Levin, and Erik Peterson. 2001. Design and implementation of controlled elicitation for Machine Translation of low-density languages. Proceedings of the MT2010 Workshop at the 8th Machine Translation Summit 2001 (MT-Summit-01). pdf

Maxine Eskenazi, Yan Ke, Jordo Albornoz, Katharina Probst. 2000. Update on the Fluency Pronunciation Trainer. Proceedings of InSTIL 2000.

PhD Thesis

Katharina Probst, 2005. Automatically Induced Syntactic Transfer Rules for Machine Translation under a Very Limited Data Scenario. pdf 

White paper

Alex Kass, Ryan LaSalle, and Katharina Probst. 2006. Supporting Operational Agility Through a New Generation of Learning Technologies.