Paper: Automatically Generated Customizable Online Dictionaries

ACL ID E12-2011
Title Automatically Generated Customizable Online Dictionaries
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012

The aim of our software presentation is to demonstrate that corpus-driven bilingual dictionaries generated fully by automatic means are suitable for human use. Pre- vious experiments have proven that bilin- gual lexicons can be created by applying word alignment on parallel corpora. Such an approach, especially the corpus-driven nature of it, yields several advantages over more traditional approaches. Most im- portantly, automatically attained translation probabilities are able to guarantee that the most frequently used translations come first within an entry. However, the proposed technique have to face some difficulties, as well. In particular, the scarce availability of parallel texts for medium density languages imposes limitations on the size of the result- ing dictionary. Our objecti...