Paper: Ambiguity Resolution In The DMTRANS Plus

ACL ID E89-1010
Title Ambiguity Resolution In The DMTRANS Plus
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989

We present a cost-based (or energy-based) model of dis- ambiguation. When a sentence is ambiguous, a parse with the least cost is chosen from among multiple hypotheses. Each hypothesis is assigned a cost which is added when: (1) a new instance is created to satisfy reference success, (2) links between instances are created or removed to sat- isfy constraints on concept sequences, and (3) a concept node with insufficient priming is used for further process- ing. This method of ambiguity resolution is implemented in DMT~NS PLUS, which is a second generation bi-direetional English/Japanese machine translation system based on a mas- sively parallel spreading activation paradigm developed at the Center for Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon Uni- versity. Center for Machine Translation Carne...