Paper: Disambiguating temporal-contrastive connectives for machine translation

ACL ID P11-3009
Title Disambiguating temporal-contrastive connectives for machine translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2011
Authors

Temporal–contrastive discourse connectives (although, while, since, etc.) signal various types of relations between clauses such as tem- poral, contrast, concession and cause. They are often ambiguous and therefore difficult to translate from one language to another. We discuss several new and translation-oriented experiments for the disambiguation of a spe- cific subset of discourse connectives in order to correct some of the translation errors made by current statistical machine translation sys- tems.