Paper: 11001 New Features for Statistical Machine Translation

ACL ID N09-1025
Title 11001 New Features for Statistical Machine Translation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

We use the Margin Infused Relaxed Algo- rithm of Crammer et al. to add a large num- ber of new features to two machine transla- tion systems: the Hiero hierarchical phrase- based translation system and our syntax-based translation system. On a large-scale Chinese- English translation task, we obtain statistically significant improvements of +1.5 Bleu and +1.1 Bleu, respectively. We analyze the im- pact of the new features and the performance of the learning algorithm.