Paper: Independent Transfer Using Graph Unification

ACL ID C90-3011
Title Independent Transfer Using Graph Unification
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

We present a MT system that applies graph unification in transfer from English to Finnish. The work described below is an outgrowth of a multilingual MT project initiated by the IBM in 1987 with the aim of studying multilingual translation using a common English lan- guage parser. The transfer system presented here is independent of the parsing and generation modules. Any source language parser can be used whose output can be expressed in a directed graph form. The transfer system is responsible for generating target language phrase structure. Target language word order and morphology are left to the generation modules. The transfer system is lexically based. Transfer rules, presented in the form of bilingual graphs, are declarative statements of symmetric transfer relationships between wo...