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Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Daniel Galron
Yanjun Ma
Sergio Penkale

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
state of the art machine translating statistical translation models pb smt translation quality quality based phrase based smt phrase based statistical machine translation

Accuracy-based scoring for phrase-based statistical machine translation (2010)

Abstract Although the scoring features of state-of-the-art Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation (PB-SMT) models are weighted so as to optimise an objective function measuring translation quality, the estimation of the features themselves does not have any relation to such quality metrics. In this paper, we introduce a translation quality-based feature to PBSMT in a bid to improve the translation quality of the system. Our feature is estimated by averaging the edit-distance between phrase pairs involved in the translation of oracle sentences, chosen by automatic evaluation metrics from the N-best outputs of a baseline system, and phrase pairs occurring in the N-best list. Using our method, we report a statistically significant 2.11% relative improvement in BLEU score for the WMT 2009 Spanish-to-English translation task. We also report that using our method we can achieve statistically significant improvements over the baseline using many other MT evaluation metrics, and a substantial increase in speed and reduction in memory use (due to a reduction in phrase-table size of 87%) while maintaining significant gains in translation quality.
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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 -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

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Andy Way, Daniel Galron, Yanjun Ma, Sergio Penkale

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