Paper: Using Lexicalized Tags For Machine Translation

ACL ID C90-3001
Title Using Lexicalized Tags For Machine Translation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar (LTAG) is an attractive formalism for linguistic description mainly because cff its extended domain of locality and its factoring recursion out from the domain of local dependencies (Joshi, 1985, Kroch and Joshi, 1985, Abeilld, 1988). LTAG's extended domain of locality enables one to localize syntactic dependencies (such as filler-gap), as well as semantic dependencies (such as predicate-arguments). The aim of this paper is to show that these properties combined with the lex- icalized property of LTAG are especially attractive for machine translation. The transfer between two languages, such as French and English, can be done by putting di- rectly into correspondence large elementary units without going through some interlingual representa- tion and witho...