Paper: Lexical Morphology in Machine Translation: A Feasibility Study

ACL ID E09-1016
Title Lexical Morphology in Machine Translation: A Feasibility Study
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

This paper presents a feasibility study for im- plementing lexical morphology principles in a machine translation system in order to solve unknown words. Multilingual symbolic treat- ment of word-formation is seducing but re- quires an in-depth analysis of every step that has to be performed. The construction of a prototype is firstly presented, highlighting the methodological issues of such approach. Sec- ondly, an evaluation is performed on a large set of data, showing the benefits and the limits of such approach.