Paper: Relabeling Syntax Trees To Improve Syntax-Based Machine Translation Quality

ACL ID N06-1031
Title Relabeling Syntax Trees To Improve Syntax-Based Machine Translation Quality
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We identify problems with the Penn Tree- bank that render it imperfect for syntax- based machine translation and propose methods of relabeling the syntax trees to improve translation quality. We develop a system incorporating a handful of relabel- ing strategies that yields a statistically sig- ni cant improvement of 2.3 BLEU points over a baseline syntax-based system.