Paper: A Preference Mechanism Based On Multiple Criteria Resolution

ACL ID E91-1049
Title A Preference Mechanism Based On Multiple Criteria Resolution
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991

This paper presents an experimental preference tool des!gned, implemented and tested m the Eurotra pro)ect. The mechanism is based on preference rules which can either compare subtrees pairwise or single out a subtree on the basis of some specified con- straints. Scoring permits combining the effects of various preference rules. THE PROBLEM The aim of a translation system is to produce the correct translation of a given text. In Eurotra, where translation is split up into a series of mappings among intermediate levels of representation, pro- visional overgeneration is a necessary evil [Raw et al. 1989]: the closer to surface structure a level of representation is, the harder it becomes for the parser to produce an unambiguous result. In the Eurotra framework, the E-framework [Bech et al. 1...