Paper: Text-Translation Alignment: Three Languages Are Better Than Two

ACL ID W99-0602
Title Text-Translation Alignment: Three Languages Are Better Than Two
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

In this article, we show how a bilingual text- translation alignment method can be adapted to deal with more than two versions of a text. Experiments on a trilingual corpus demonstrate that this method yields better bilingual align- ments than can be obtained with bilingual text- alignment methods. Moreover, for a given num- ber of texts, the computational complexity of the multilingual method is the same as for bilin- gual alignment.