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Dr Martin Benjamin

Professional Title: CEO/Managing Director/Chief Executive
Other: Senior Scientist

Primary domain: Computational Linguistics

Organization name: Kamusi Project International

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Lausanne - Switzerland


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Martin Benjamin is the founder and director of the Kamusi Project (http://kamusigold.org), an international non-profit dedicated to producing dictionary and data resources for languages worldwide that was recognized as a Big Data "lighthouse project" by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His PhD in Anthropology, from Yale (2000), examined aid in rural Tanzania. He is a senior scientist at the Distributed Information Systems Laboratory at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is developing methods to assemble reliable data across languages.