Paper: Dictionary Organization For Machine Translation: The Experience And Implications Of The UMIST Japanese Project

ACL ID E87-1017
Title Dictionary Organization For Machine Translation: The Experience And Implications Of The UMIST Japanese Project
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

~ The organization of a dictionary system raises significant questions for all natural language processing applications. We concentrate here on three with specific reference to machine translation: the optimum grain-size for lexical entries, the division of information about separate languages, and the level of abstraction appropriate to the task of translation. These are discussed, and the solutions implemented in the UMIST English-Japanese translation project are described and illustrated in detail. The importance of the dictionaries in a machine translation system In any machine translation system, the dictionaries are of critical importance, from (at least) two distinct aspects, their content and their organization. The content of the dictionaries must be adequate in both quantity and ...