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Word-aligned parallel text : a new resource for contrastive language studies


Volk, M; Göhring, A; Lehner, S; Rios, A; Sennrich, R; Uibo, H (2011). Word-aligned parallel text : a new resource for contrastive language studies. In: Supporting Digital Humanities, Conference 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 November 2011 - 18 November 2011.

Abstract

This paper describes the opportunities that arise from automatic word alignment for bilingual concordances and contrastive language studies. We introduce our parallel corpus of Alpine texts in French and German and our web-based alignment search system. We explain how we have reduced the number of erroneous alignments in the output by distinguishing between dominant and miscellaneous translations. We are currently in the process of extending the system to a new language pair Spanish-Quechua. This poses special problems because of the scarcity of resources for Quechua but also because of the wide typological gap between the languages.

Abstract

This paper describes the opportunities that arise from automatic word alignment for bilingual concordances and contrastive language studies. We introduce our parallel corpus of Alpine texts in French and German and our web-based alignment search system. We explain how we have reduced the number of erroneous alignments in the output by distinguishing between dominant and miscellaneous translations. We are currently in the process of extending the system to a new language pair Spanish-Quechua. This poses special problems because of the scarcity of resources for Quechua but also because of the wide typological gap between the languages.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:18 November 2011
Deposited On:02 Dec 2011 09:38
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 09:52
Related URLs:http://cst.ku.dk/sdh2011/

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