Date of Original Version

2003

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Abstract: "Example-based Machine Translation (EBMT) retrieves pre-translated phrases from a sentence-aligned bilingual training corpus to translate new input sentences. EBMT uses long pre-translated phrases effectively but is subject to disfluencies at phrasal translation boundaries. We address this problem by introducing a novel method that exploits overlapping phrasal translations and the increased confidence in translation accuracy they imply. We specify an efficient algorithm for producing translations using overlap. Finally, our empirical analysis indicates that this approach produces higher quality translations than the standard method of EMBT in a peak-to-peak comparison."

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