Paper: A Cheap And Fast Way To Build Useful Translation Lexicons

ACL ID C02-1002
Title A Cheap And Fast Way To Build Useful Translation Lexicons
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors
  • Dan Tufiš (Romanian Academy, Bucharest Romania)

The paper presents a statistical approach to automatic building of translation lexicons from parallel corpora. We briefly describe the pre-processing steps, a baseline iterative method, and the actual algorithm. The evaluation for the two algorithms is presented in some detail in terms of precision, recall and processing time. We conclude by briefly presenting some of our applications of the multilingual lexicons extracted by the method described herein.