Paper: Paraphrasing Of Chinese Utterances

ACL ID C02-1056
Title Paraphrasing Of Chinese Utterances
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
  • Yujie Zhang (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto Japan)
  • Kazuhide Yamamoto (ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories, Kyoto Japan)

One of the key issues in spoken language trans- lation is how to deal with unrestricted expres- sions in spontaneous utterances. This research is centered on the development of a Chinese paraphraser that automatically paraphrases ut- terances prior to transfer in Chinese-Japanese spoken language translation. In this paper, a pattern-based approach to paraphrasing is pro- posed for which only morphological analysis is required. In addition, a pattern construction method is described through which paraphras- ing patterns can be efficiently learned from a paraphrase corpus and human experience. Us- ing the implemented paraphraser and the ob- tained patterns, a paraphrasing experiment was conducted and the results were evaluated.