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

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.