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Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Nicolas Stroppa
Antal van den Bosch

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
memory phrase based smt target language classification ebmt example based machine translation machine translating source language

A memory-based classification approach to marker-based EBMT (2007)

Abstract We describe a novel approach to example-based machine translation that makes use of marker-based chunks, in which the decoder is a memory-based classifier. The classifier is trained to map trigrams of source-language chunks onto trigrams of target-language chunks; then, in a second decoding step, the predicted trigrams are rearranged according to their overlap. We present the first results of this method on a Dutch-to-English translation system using Europarl data. Sparseness of the class space causes the results to lag behind a baseline phrase-based SMT system. In a further comparison, we also apply the method to a word-aligned version of the same data, and report a smaller difference with a word-based SMT system. We explore the scaling abilities of the memory-based approach, and observe linear scaling behavior in training and classification speed and memory costs, and loglinear BLEU improvements in the amount of training examples.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
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Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Nicolas Stroppa, Antal van den Bosch

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