Paper: Statistical Machine Translation By Parsing

ACL ID P04-1083
Title Statistical Machine Translation By Parsing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004

In an ordinary syntactic parser, the input is a string, and the grammar ranges over strings. This paper explores generalizations of ordinary parsing algo- rithms that allow the input to consist of string tu- ples and/or the grammar to range over string tu- ples. Such algorithms can infer the synchronous structures hidden in parallel texts. It turns out that these generalized parsers can do most of the work required to train and apply a syntax-aware statisti- cal machine translation system.