Paper: Pre- and Postprocessing for Statistical Machine Translation into Germanic Languages

ACL ID P11-3003
Title Pre- and Postprocessing for Statistical Machine Translation into Germanic Languages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2011
Authors

In this thesis proposal I present my thesis work, about pre- and postprocessing for sta- tistical machine translation, mainly into Ger- manic languages. I focus my work on four ar- eas: compounding, definite noun phrases, re- ordering, and error correction. Initial results are positive within all four areas, and there are promising possibilities for extending these ap- proaches. In addition I also focus on methods for performing thorough error analysis of ma- chine translation output, which can both moti- vate and evaluate the studies performed.