International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2004

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

Experimenting with Phrase-Based Statistical Translation within the IWSLT 2004 Chinese-to-English Shared Translation Task

Philippe Langlais (1), Michael Carl (2), Oliver Streiter (3)

(1) RALI/DIRO, University of Montreal, Canada
(2) IAI, Saarbrücken, Germany
(3) NUK, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

This paper describes the system we built for the Chinese to English track of the IWSLT 2004 evaluation campaign. A one month effort was devoted to this exercise, starting from scratch and making use as much as possible of freely available packages. We show that a decent phrase-based translation engine can be built within this short time frame.

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Bibliographic reference.  Langlais, Philippe / Carl, Michael / Streiter, Oliver (2004): "Experimenting with phrase-based statistical translation within the IWSLT 2004 Chinese-to-English shared translation task", In IWSLT-2004, 31-38.