Paper: Cognates Can Improve Statistical Translation Models

ACL ID N03-2016
Title Cognates Can Improve Statistical Translation Models
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2003
Authors

We report results of experiments aimed at im- proving the translation quality by incorporating the cognate information into translation mod- els. The results confirm that the cognate iden- tification approach can improve the quality of word alignment in bitexts without the need for extra resources.