+ Meet the READ project partners – Max Bryan

What’s your name?

Max Bryan.

Where do you work?

The Department for Natural Language Processing at Leipzig University.

Tell us a bit about your background…

My main research interests lie in everything that has to do with neural networks. I first became interested in this subject at Hamburg University where I wrote my Masters thesis on different learning strategies.  In my free time, I like to paint or cook with my Chinese friends.

What is your role in the READ project?

Our group is responsible for creating various language resource tools to be integrated into Handwritten Text Recognition models.  We are also sharing our knowledge of language models with the READ project partners.

What is top of your to-do list at the moment?

Using dictionaries to create various formats for the experiments and training a language model that learns to recognize abbreviations.

What do you like best about working on READ?

Working with people that do very similar things but come from different directions and thus have different views.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Pilot or train conductor.

What can you see out of the window of your office? 

leipzig

Thanks Max! 

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