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Yuri V. Balashov

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PROFESSOR -- Philosophy of Science/AI, Philosophy of Language & Linguistics, Translation Studies, Metaphysics, Logic

Yuri Balashov (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) has a background in physics as well as philosophy. He is currently working on a new interdisciplinary research project at the interface of philosophy of language, computational linguistics, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. His goal is to explore the uneasy, complicated relationship between human and machine translation. Dr. Balashov's hobbies include (serious) music and skiing.


Recent publications include:

"The Boundaries of Meaning: A Case Study on Neural Machine Translation," Inquiry (2022)

"The Translator’s Extended Mind," Minds & Machines (2020)

"Common Sense and Relativistic Supercoincidence," in Scientific Challenges to Common Sense Philosophy (Routledge, 2020)

"On the Invariance and Intrinsicality of Four-Dimensional Shapes in Special Relativity," Analysis (2014)

Persistence and Spacetime (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Research Interests:
  • Philosophy of Science/AI
  • Philosophy of Language/Linguistics
  • Translation Studies
  • Metaphysics
Articles Featuring Yuri V. Balashov

Professor Yuri Balashov gave a talk on "Harnessing the Power of Domain Adaptation" at the Annual Conference of the American Translators…

Professor Yuri Balashov continues his work on his project on human and machine translation.

Distinguished Research Professor, Richard Winfield published his twenty-third single-authored book, In Defense of Reason after Hegel: Why…

Yuri Balashov became increasingly involved in the activities of the American Translators Association

Edward Halper, Distinguished Research Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor published an opinion piece in the December 3, 2020 issue of the…

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