Paper: Segmentation for English-to-Arabic Statistical Machine Translation

ACL ID P08-2039
Title Segmentation for English-to-Arabic Statistical Machine Translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In this paper, we report on a set of ini- tial results for English-to-Arabic Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). We show that morphological decomposition of the Arabic sourceisbeneficial,especiallyforsmaller-size corpora, and investigate different recombina- tion techniques. We also report on the use of Factored Translation Models for English- to-Arabic translation.