Paper: Automatically Creating Bilingual Lexicons for Machine Translation from Bilingual Text

ACL ID P98-2212
Title Automatically Creating Bilingual Lexicons for Machine Translation from Bilingual Text
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors
  • Davide Turcato (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC; TCC Communications, Victoria BC)

A method is presented for automatically aug- menting the bilingual lexicon of an existing Ma- chine Translation system, by extracting bilin- gual entries from aligned bilingual text. The proposed method only relies on the resources already available in the MT system itself. It is based on the use of bilingual lexical templates to match the terminal symbols in the parses of the aligned sentences.