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TransBooster: boosting the performance of wide-coverage machine translation systems

Mellebeek, Bart and Khasin, Anna and van Genabith, Josef and Way, Andy (2005) TransBooster: boosting the performance of wide-coverage machine translation systems. In: EAMT 2005 - 10th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, 30-31 May 2005, Budapest, Hungary.

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Abstract

We propose the design, implementation and evaluation of a novel and modular approach to boost the translation performance of existing, wide-coverage, freely available machine translation systems based on reliable and fast automatic decomposition of the translation input and corresponding composition of translation output. We provide details of our method, and experimental results compared to the MT systems SYSTRAN and Logomedia. While many avenues for further experimentation remain, to date we fall just behind the baseline systems on the full 800-sentence testset, but in certain cases our method causes the translation quality obtained via the MT systems to improve.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres: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://www.eamt.org/events/eamt2005/index.html
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15298
Deposited On:12 Mar 2010 14:04 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 12 Mar 2010 14:04

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