Paper: Generating Chinese Couplets using a Statistical MT Approach

ACL ID C08-1048
Title Generating Chinese Couplets using a Statistical MT Approach
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Part of the unique cultural heritage of China is the game of Chinese couplets (duìlián). One person challenges the oth- er person with a sentence (first sentence). The other person then replies with a sen- tence (second sentence) equal in length and word segmentation, in a way that corresponding words in the two sentences match each other by obeying certain con- straints on semantic, syntactic, and lexi- cal relatedness. This task is viewed as a difficult problem in AI and has not been explored in the research community. In this paper, we regard this task as a kind of machine translation process. We present a phrase-based SMT approach to generate the second sentence. First, the system takes as input the first sentence, and generates as output an N-best list of proposed se...