International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2006

Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan
November 27-28, 2006

The ITC-irst SMT System for IWSLT 2006

Boxing Chen, Roldano Cattoni, Nicola Bertoldi, Mauro Cettolo, Marcello Federico

ITC-irst - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo (Trento), Italy

This paper reports on the participation of ITC-irst to the evaluation campaign of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation 2006. Our two-pass system is the evolution of the one we employed for the 2005 campaign: in the first pass, an N-best list of translations is generated for each source sentence by means of a beam-search decoder; in the second pass, N-best lists are rescored and reranked exploiting additional feature functions. Main updates brought to the 2005 system involve novel additional features which are here described. Results on development sets are analyzed and commented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chen, Boxing / Cattoni, Roldano / Bertoldi, Nicola / Cettolo, Mauro / Federico, Marcello (2006): "The ITC-irst SMT system for IWSLT 2006", In IWSLT-2006, 53-58.