Packed rules for automatic transfer-rule induction
Graham, Yvette and van Genabith, Josef (2008) Packed rules for automatic transfer-rule induction. In: the European Association of Machine Translation Conference 2008 , Hamburg, Germany.
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We present a method of encoding transfer rules in a highly efficient packed structure using contextualized constraints (Maxwell and Kaplan, 1991), an existing method of encoding
adopted from LFG parsing (Kaplan and Bresnan, 1982; Bresnan, 2001; Dalrymple, 2001). The packed representation allows us to encode O(2n) transfer rules in a single packed
representation only requiring O(n) storage space. Besides reducing space requirements, the representation also has a high impact on the amount of time taken to load large numbers of transfer rules to memory with very little trade-off in time needed to unpack the rules. We include an experimental evaluation which shows a considerable reduction in space and time requirements for a large set of automatically induced transfer rules by storing the rules in the packed representation.
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