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Using parallel treebanks for machine translation evaluation


Plamada, Magdalena; Volk, Martin (2012). Using parallel treebanks for machine translation evaluation. In: The 11th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, Lisbon, Portugal, 30 November 2012 - 1 December 2012, 145-156.

Abstract

This paper presents a new method to evaluate machine translation (MT) systems against a parallel treebank. This approach examines specific linguistic phenomena rather than the overall performance of the system. We show that the evaluation accuracy can be increased by using word alignments extracted from a parallel treebank. We compare the performance of our statistical MT system with two other competitive systems with respect to a set of problematic linguistic structures for translation between German and French.

Abstract

This paper presents a new method to evaluate machine translation (MT) systems against a parallel treebank. This approach examines specific linguistic phenomena rather than the overall performance of the system. We show that the evaluation accuracy can be increased by using word alignments extracted from a parallel treebank. We compare the performance of our statistical MT system with two other competitive systems with respect to a set of problematic linguistic structures for translation between German and French.

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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:1 December 2012
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 13:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:10
Publisher:Edições Colibri
ISBN:978-989-689-274-6
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://tlt11.clul.ul.pt/

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