Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Yanjun Ma
Sudip Kumar Naskar
Rejwanul Haque

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
machine translating source language phrase based statistical machine translation machine translation systems phrase based smt supertags state of the art combinatory categorial grammar

Using supertags as source language context in SMT (2009)

Abstract Recent research has shown that Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation (PB-SMT) systems can benefit from two enhancements: (i) using words and POS tags as context-informed features on the source side; and (ii) incorporating lexical syntactic descriptions in the form of supertags on the target side. In this work we present a novel PB-SMT model that combines these two aspects by using supertags as source language contextinformed features. These features enable us to exploit source similarity in addition to target similarity, as modelled by the language model. In our experiments two kinds of supertags are employed: those from Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammar and Combinatory Categorial Grammar. We use a memory-based classification framework that enables the estimation of these features while avoiding problems of sparseness. Despite the differences between these two approaches, the supertaggers give similar improvements. We evaluate the performance of our approach on an English-to-Chinese translation task using a state-of-the-art phrase-based SMT system, and report an improvement of 7.88% BLEU score in translation quality when adding supertags as context-informed features.
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)
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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, Yanjun Ma, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Rejwanul Haque

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