Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Khalil Sima'an
Andy Way
Mary Hearne
Hany Hassan

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
machine translating translation quality syntactic knowledge tree fragments state of the art syntactic phrase based statistical machine translation log linear decoder system art

Syntactic phrase-based statistical machine translation (2006)

Abstract Phrase-based statistical machine translation (PBSMT) systems represent the dominant approach in MT today. However, unlike systems in other paradigms, it has proven difficult to date to incorporate syntactic knowledge in order to improve translation quality. This paper improves on recent research which uses 'syntactified' target language phrases, by incorporating supertags as constraints to better resolve parse tree fragments. In addition, we do not impose any sentence-length limit, and using a log-linear decoder, we outperform a state-of-the-art PBSMT system by over 1.3 BLEU points (or 3.51% relative) on the NIST 2003 Arabic-English test corpus.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Khalil Sima'an, Andy Way, Mary Hearne, Hany Hassan

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