Paper: Universal Grammar and Lexis for Quick Ramp-Up of MT Systems

ACL ID C98-2155
Title Universal Grammar and Lexis for Quick Ramp-Up of MT Systems
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

This paper introduces Boas, a semi-automatic knowledge elicitation system that guides a team of two people through the process of developing the static knowledge sources for a moderate-quality, broad-coverage MT system from any "low-den- sity" language into English in about six months. The paper focuses on some issues in the elicitation of descriptive knowledge in Boas and also the issue of the principled reuse of pre-existing resources, such as a lexicon, an ontology, and an English gen- eration module, among others, made possible by the fact that the client MT system is developed for a single target language.