Maximising TM performance through sub-tree alignment and SMT
Zhechev, Ventsislav and van Genabith, Josef (2010) Maximising TM performance through sub-tree alignment and SMT. In: the Ninth Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA 2010)., 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2010, Denver, Colorado.
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With the steadily increasing demand for high quality
translation, the localisation industry is constantly searching for technologies that would increase translator throughput, in particular focusing on the use of high-quality Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) supplementing
the established Translation Memory (TM) technology. In this paper, we present a novel modular approach that utilises state-of-the-art sub-tree alignment and SMT techniques to turn the fuzzy matches from a TM into near perfect
translations. Rather than relegate SMT to a last-resort status where it is only used should the TM system fail to produce the desired output, for us SMT is an integral part of the translation process that we rely on to obtain
high-quality results. We show that the presented system consistently produces better quality output than the TM and performs on par or better than the standalone SMT system.
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