Paper: Distinguishing Degrees of Compositionality in Compound Splitting for Statistical Machine Translation

ACL ID W14-5709
Title Distinguishing Degrees of Compositionality in Compound Splitting for Statistical Machine Translation
Venue Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The paper presents an approach to morphological compound splitting that takes the degree of compositionality into account. We apply our approach to German noun compounds and particle verbs within a German?English SMT system, and study the effect of only splitting compositional compounds as opposed to an aggressive splitting. A qualitative study explores the translational behaviour of non-compositional compounds.