Paper: Flow Network Models for Word Alignment and Terminology Extraction from Bilingual Corpora

ACL ID P98-1074
Title Flow Network Models for Word Alignment and Terminology Extraction from Bilingual Corpora
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

This paper presents a new model for word align- ments between parallel sentences, which allows one to accurately estimate different parameters, in a computationally efficient way. An applica- tion of this model to bilingual terminology ex- traction, where terms are identified in one lan- guage and guessed, through the alignment pro- cess, in the other one, is also described. An ex- periment conducted on a small English-French parallel corpus gave results with high precision, demonstrating the validity of the model.