International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2004

Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan
September 30-October 1, 2004

Auto Word Alignment Based Chinese-English EBMT

Muyun Yang, Tiejun Zhao, Haijie Liu, Xiaosheng Shi, Hongfei Jiang

Research Center for Language Technology, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

We present a bidirectional Example-Based Machine Translation (EBMT) system for Chinese—English. The prerequisite is a bilingual aligned corpus of Chinese—English sentences, and we describe the example extraction efforts purely based on word alignment. The whole system is designed to be language independent and as automatic as possible for construction. We present initial experiments which show that our algorithm can successfully generate better translations for the domain in question than the baseline rule based system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yang, Muyun / Zhao, Tiejun / Liu, Haijie / Shi, Xiaosheng / Jiang, Hongfei (2004): "Auto word alignment based Chinese-English EBMT", In IWSLT-2004, 27-29.