Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Jinhua Du
Jie Jiang

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
chinese translation source language statistical machine translation smt large scale machine translating lattice based phrase based smt

Incorporating source-language paraphrases into phrase-based SMT with confusion networks (2011)

Abstract To increase the model coverage, sourcelanguage paraphrases have been utilized to boost SMT system performance. Previous work showed that word lattices constructed from paraphrases are able to reduce out-ofvocabulary words and to express inputs in different ways for better translation quality. However, such a word-lattice-based method suffers from two problems: 1) path duplications in word lattices decrease the capacities for potential paraphrases; 2) lattice decoding in SMT dramatically increases the search space and results in poor time efficiency. Therefore, in this paper, we adopt word confusion networks as the input structure to carry source-language paraphrase information. Similar to previous work, we use word lattices to build word confusion networks for merging of duplicated paths and faster decoding. Experiments are carried out on small-, medium- and large-scale English– Chinese translation tasks, and we show that compared with the word-lattice-based method, the decoding time on three tasks is reduced significantly (up to 79%) while comparable translation quality is obtained on the largescale task.
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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 = 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, Jinhua Du, Jie Jiang

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