Paper: Word Alignment In English-Hindi Parallel Corpus Using Recency-Vector Approach: Some Studies

ACL ID P06-1082
Title Word Alignment In English-Hindi Parallel Corpus Using Recency-Vector Approach: Some Studies
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

Word alignment using recency-vector based approach has recently become pop- ular. One major advantage of these tech- niques is that unlike other approaches they perform well even if the size of the par- allel corpora is small. This makes these algorithms worth-studying for languages where resources are scarce. In this work we studied the performance of two very popular recency-vector based approaches, proposed in (Fung and McKeown, 1994) and (Somers, 1998), respectively, for word alignment in English-Hindi parallel cor- pus. But performance of the above al- gorithms was not found to be satisfac- tory. However, subsequent addition of some new constraints improved the perfor- mance of the recency-vector based align- ment technique significantly for the said corpus. The present paper discusse...