Paper: Stylistic Grammars In Language Translation

ACL ID C88-1031
Title Stylistic Grammars In Language Translation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

We are developing stylistic grammars to provide the basis for a French and English stylistic parser. Our stylistic grammar is a branching stratificational model, built upon a foundation dealing with lexical, syntactic, and semantic stylistic realizations. Its cen- tral level uses a vocabulary of constituent stylistic elements common to both English and French, while the top level correlates stylistic goals, such as clarity and concreteness, with patterns of these elements. Overall, we are implementing a computational schema of stylistics in French-to-English translation. We believe that the incorporation of stylistic analysis into machine translation systems will significantly re- duce the current reliance on human post-editing and improve the quality of the systems' output.