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MaTrEx: the DCU machine translation system for ICON 2008

Srivastava, Ankit and Haque, Rejwanul and Naskar, Sudip Kumar and Way, Andy (2008) MaTrEx: the DCU machine translation system for ICON 2008. In: NLP Tools Contest: Statistical Machine Translation (English to Hindi), 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, 19 December 2008, Pune, India.

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Abstract

In this paper, we give a description of the machine translation system developed at DCU that was used for our participation in the NLP Tools Contest of the International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2008). This was our first ever attempt at working on any Indian language. In this participation, we focus on various techniques for word and phrase alignment to improve system quality. For the English-Hindi translation task we exploit source-language reordering. We also carried out experiments combining both in-domain and out-of-domain data to improve the system performance and, as a post-processing step we transliterate out-of-vocabulary items.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Other
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Official URL:http://ltrc.iiit.ac.in/nlptools2008/index.html
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 07/CE/I1142
ID Code:15200
Deposited On:16 Feb 2010 16:45 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 27 Apr 2010 13:48

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