Paper: Ambiguity Resolution For Machine Translation Of Telegraphic Messages

ACL ID P97-1016
Title Ambiguity Resolution For Machine Translation Of Telegraphic Messages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

Telegraphic messages with numerous instances of omis- sion pose a new challenge to parsing in that a sen- tence with omission causes a higher degree of ambi6u- ity than a sentence without omission. Misparsing re- duced by omissions has a far-reaching consequence in machine translation. Namely, a misparse of the input often leads to a translation into the target language which has incoherent meaning in the given context. This is more frequently the case if the structures of the source and target languages are quite different, as in English and Korean. Thus, the question of how we parse telegraphic messages accurately and efficiently becomes a critical issue in machine translation. In this paper we describe a technical solution for the issue, and reSent the performance evaluation of a machin...