Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Patrik Lambert
Yanjun Ma

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
state of the art machine translating generative models tuning approaches optimisation word alignment phrase based statistical machine translation

Tuning syntactically enhanced word alignment for statistical machine translation (2009)

Abstract We introduce a syntactically enhanced word alignment model that is more flexible than state-of-the-art generative word alignment models and can be tuned according to different end tasks. First of all, this model takes the advantages of both unsupervised and supervised word alignment approaches by obtaining anchor alignments from unsupervised generative models and seeding the anchor alignments into a supervised discriminative model. Second, this model offers the flexibility of tuning the alignment according to different optimisation criteria. Our experiments show that using our word alignment in a Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation system yields a 5.38% relative increase on IWSLT 2007 task in terms of BLEU score.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

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Andy Way, Patrik Lambert, Yanjun Ma

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