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Integrating N-best SMT outputs into a TM system

He, Yifan and Ma, Yanjun and Way, Andy and van Genabith, Josef (2010) Integrating N-best SMT outputs into a TM system. In: COLING 2010 - 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 23-27 August 2010, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel frame- work to enrich Translation Memory (TM) systems with Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) outputs using ranking. In order to offer the human translators multiple choices, instead of only using the top SMT output and top TM hit, we merge the N-best output from the SMT system and the k-best hits with highest fuzzy match scores from the TM system. The merged list is then ranked according to the prospective post-editing effort and provided to the translators to aid their work. Experiments show that our ranked output achieve 0.8747 precision at top 1 and 0.8134 precision at top 5. Our framework facilitates a tight integration between SMT and TM, where full advantage is taken of TM while high quality SMT output is availed of to improve the productivity of human translators.

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 > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010). . Association for Computational Linguistics.
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Official URL:http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C/C10/C10-2043.pdf
Copyright Information:© 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15799
Deposited On:10 Nov 2010 14:39 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 10 Nov 2010 14:39

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