Paper: Countability And Number In Japanese To English Machine Translation

ACL ID C94-1002
Title Countability And Number In Japanese To English Machine Translation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper presents a heuristic method that uses information in the Japanese text along with knowledge of English countability and number stored in transfer dictionaries to de- termine the countability and number of En- glish.noun phrases. Incorporating this method into the machine translation system ALTJ/E, helped tO raise the percentage of noun phrases generated with correct use of articles and num- ber from 65% to 73%.