Paper: Dudley North visits North London: Learning When to Transliterate to Arabic

ACL ID N13-1046
Title Dudley North visits North London: Learning When to Transliterate to Arabic
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

We report the results of our work on automat- ing the transliteration decision of named en- tities for English to Arabic machine trans- lation. We construct a classification-based framework to automate this decision, evalu- ate our classifier both in the limited news and the diverse Wikipedia domains, and achieve promising accuracy. Moreover, we demon- strate a reduction of translation error and an improvement in the performance of an English-to-Arabic machine translation sys- tem.