Paper: Jane: Open Source Machine Translation System Combination

ACL ID E14-2008
Title Jane: Open Source Machine Translation System Combination
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Different machine translation engines can be remarkably dissimilar not only with re- spect to their technical paradigm, but also with respect to the translation output they yield. System combination is a method for combining the output of multiple machine translation engines in order to take benefit of the strengths of each of the individual engines. In this work we introduce a novel system combination implementation which is in- tegrated into Jane, RWTH?s open source statistical machine translation toolkit. On the most recent Workshop on Statisti- cal Machine Translation system combi- nation shared task, we achieve improve- ments of up to 0.7 points in BLEU over the best system combination hypotheses which were submitted for the official eval- uation. Moreover, we enhance our sys- tem com...