Paper: A Part-Of-Speech-Based Alignment Algorithm

ACL ID C94-1026
Title A Part-Of-Speech-Based Alignment Algorithm
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

To align bilingual texts becomes a crucial issue recently. Rather than using length-based or translation-based criterion, a part-of-speech-based criterion is proposed. We postulate that source texts and target texts should share the same concepts, ideas, entities, and events. Simulated annealing approach is used to implement this aligmnent algorithm. The preliminary experiments show good performance. Most importantly, the experimental objects are Chinese-English texts, which are selected from different language families.