Paper: What is Hidden among Translation Rules

ACL ID D13-1081
Title What is Hidden among Translation Rules
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

Most of the machine translation systems rely on a large set of translation rules. These rules are treated as discrete and independent events. In this short paper, we propose a novel method to model rules as observed generation output of a compact hidden model, which leads to better generalization capability. We present a preliminary generative model to test this idea. Experimental results show about one point im- provement on TER-BLEU over a strong base- line in Chinese-to-English translation.