Paper: Phrase-Based Backoff Models For Machine Translation Of Highly Inflected Languages

ACL ID E06-1006
Title Phrase-Based Backoff Models For Machine Translation Of Highly Inflected Languages
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We propose a backoff model for phrase- based machine translation that translates unseen word forms in foreign-language text by hierarchical morphological ab- stractions at the word and the phrase level. The model is evaluated on the Europarl corpus for German-English and Finnish- English translation and shows improve- ments over state-of-the-art phrase-based models.