Using F-structures in machine translation evaluation
Owczarzak, Karolina and van Genabith, Josef and Graham, Yvette and Way, Andy (2007) Using F-structures in machine translation evaluation. In: Lexical Functional Grammar 2007, 28-30 July 2007, California, USA.
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Despite a growing interest in automatic evaluation methods for Machine Translation (MT) quality, most existing automatic metrics are still limited to surface comparison of translation and reference strings. In this paper we
show how Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) labelled dependencies obtained from an automatic parse can be used to assess the quality of MT on a deeper linguistic level, giving as a result higher correlations with human judgements.
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