Multilingual text alignment

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2535-4_3
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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleParallel Text Processing
Series titleText, Speech and Language Technology; no. 13
ISSN1386-291X
ISBN978-90-481-5555-2
978-94-017-2535-4
Pages4967
Subjectsentence alignment; word alignment; sentence alignment techniques; multilingual texts; multilingual alignment; English; French; Spanish
AbstractThis chapter addresses a number of questions regarding multilingual texts, where multilingual texts is taken as meaning texts represented in more than two languages. In particular, it raises the question of whether there is any real use for mapping out multilingual translation equivalence. The view that is proposed is that multiple versions of a text can (and should) be seen as additional sources of information that can effectively be exploited to produce better bilingual alignments. A general multilingual alignment technique is presented, whose computational complexity, for a given number of texts, is the same as that of bilingual alignment. Experimental results show how this method. improves the accuracy of bilingual alignments on a trilingual corpus (The Gospel According to John, in English, French and Spanish).
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PublisherSpringer
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23001651
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