Paper: Inducing A Multilingual Dictionary From A Parallel Multitext In Related Languages

ACL ID H05-1110
Title Inducing A Multilingual Dictionary From A Parallel Multitext In Related Languages
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

Dictionaries and word translation models are used by a variety of systems, espe- cially in machine translation. We build a multilingual dictionary induction system for a family of related resource-poor lan- guages. We assume only the presence of a single medium-length multitext (the Bible). The techniques rely upon lexical and syntactic similarity of languages as well as on the fact that building dictionar- ies for several pairs of languages provides information about other pairs.