Paper: Accuracy-Based Scoring for DOT: Towards Direct Error Minimization for Data-Oriented Translation

ACL ID D09-1039
Title Accuracy-Based Scoring for DOT: Towards Direct Error Minimization for Data-Oriented Translation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this work we present a novel technique to rescore fragments in the Data-Oriented Translation model based on their contri- bution to translation accuracy. We de- scribe three new rescoring methods, and present the initial results of a pilot experi- ment on a small subset of the Europarl cor- pus. This work is a proof-of-concept, and is the first step in directly optimizing trans- lation decisions solely on the hypothesized accuracy of potential translations resulting from those decisions.