Paper: Towards a discourse relation-aware approach for Chinese-English machine translation

ACL ID P14-3003
Title Towards a discourse relation-aware approach for Chinese-English machine translation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Translation of discourse relations is one of the recent efforts of incorporating dis- course information to statistical machine translation (SMT). While existing works focus on disambiguation of ambiguous discourse connectives, or transformation of discourse trees, only explicit discourse relations are tackled. A greater challenge exists in machine translation of Chinese, since implicit discourse relations are abun- dant and occur both inside and outside a sentence. This thesis proposal describes ongoing work on bilingual discourse anno- tation and plans towards incorporating dis- course relation knowledge to a Chinese- English SMT system with consideration of implicit discourse relations. The final goal is a discourse-unit-based translation model unbounded by the traditional assumption of...