Paper: Personalized Normalization for a Multilingual Chat System

ACL ID P12-3006
Title Personalized Normalization for a Multilingual Chat System
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012

This paper describes the personalized normalization of a multilingual chat system that supports chatting in user defined short-forms or abbreviations. One of the major challenges for multilingual chat realized through machine translation technology is the normalization of non-standard, self-created short-forms in the chat message to standard words before translation. Due to the lack of training data and the variations of short-forms used among different social communities, it is hard to normalize and translate chat messages if user uses vocabularies outside the training data and create short-forms freely. We develop a personalized chat normalizer for English and integrate it with a multilingual chat system, allowing user to create and use personalized short-forms in multil...