Paper: Clause Restructuring For SMT Not Absolutely Helpful

ACL ID P11-2067
Title Clause Restructuring For SMT Not Absolutely Helpful
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

There are a number of systems that use a syntax-based reordering step prior to phrase- based statistical MT. An early work proposing this idea showed improved translation perfor- mance, but subsequent work has had mixed re- sults. Speculations as to cause have suggested the parser, the data, or other factors. We sys- tematically investigate possible factors to give an initial answer to the question: Under what conditions does this use of syntax help PSMT?