Paper: Learning To Select A Good Translation

ACL ID C00-2122
Title Learning To Select A Good Translation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

Within tile machine translation system Verb- mobil, translation is 1)ertbrmed simultaneously 1)y four indel)endent translation lnodules. The ['our competing l;ranslatiol~s are coati)|ned 1)y a se,[e('tion module so as to forln a single opti- mal outlmt for each intmt utterance. The se- lection module relies on confidence values that are delivered together with each of the alter- native translations. Sin(:e the (:onfidence val- ues are computed t)y four independent mod- ules that are flmdanlentally difl'erent from (me another, they are not dire(:tly (:oml)arat)le and ne, ed to l)e rescaled in order to gain (:onq)arative signiticance. In this pat)er we describe a ma- chine lecturing method tailored to overcome this difficulty l)y using offline hmnan thedback to determine an at)prol)riate con...