Paper: Assisting Translators in Indirect Lexical Transfer

ACL ID P07-1018
Title Assisting Translators in Indirect Lexical Transfer
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

We present the design and evaluation of a translator’s amenuensis that uses compa- rable corpora to propose and rank non- literal solutions to the translation of expres- sions from the general lexicon. Using dis- tributional similarity and bilingual diction- aries, the method outperforms established techniques for extracting translation equivalents from parallel corpora.