PORTAGE Phrase-Based System for Chinese-to-English Translation

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ConferenceTC-STAR Speech Translation Workshop, June 20, 2006., Barcelona, Spain
AbstractThis paper describes the participation of the machine translation team at NRC Canada in the Mandarin-to-English open evaluation task of the 2006 TC-STAR Workshop on Speech-to-Speech Translation. We describe PORTAGE, a statistical phrase-based machine translation system, and discuss the experimental results for two variants of the system obtained in the evaluation. Both variants of the system used hand-coded rules to translate numbers and dates, along with a small number of Chinese names (those encountered in the dev corpus). The secondary variant of PORTAGE carried out Good-Turing smoothing of the phrase tables. Both variants, especially the primary one, performed extremely well on the two metrics related to weighted N-gram models (WNM); we suspect this is due to the incorporation of rules for translating Chinese names.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number48753
NPARC number5764307
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