Paper: Monolingual Alignment by Edit Rate Computation on Sentential Paraphrase Pairs

ACL ID P11-2069
Title Monolingual Alignment by Edit Rate Computation on Sentential Paraphrase Pairs
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

In this paper, we present a novel way of tack- ling the monolingual alignment problem on pairs of sentential paraphrases by means of edit rate computation. In order to inform the edit rate, information in the form of subsenten- tial paraphrases is provided by a range of tech- niques built for different purposes. We show that the tunable TER-PLUS metric from Ma- chine Translation evaluation can achieve good performance on this task and that it can effec- tively exploit information coming from com- plementary sources.