Paper: Word Lattices for Multi-Source Translation

ACL ID E09-1082
Title Word Lattices for Multi-Source Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

Multi-source statistical machine transla- tion is the process of generating a single translation from multiple inputs. Previous work has focused primarily on selecting from potential outputs of separate transla- tion systems, and solely on multi-parallel corpora and test sets. We demonstrate how multi-source translation can be adapted for multiple monolingual inputs. We also ex- amine different approaches to dealing with multiple sources, including consensus de- coding, and we present a novel method of input combination to generate lattices for multi-source translation within a single translation model.