International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2006

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

The JHU Workshop 2006 IWSLT System

Wade Shen (1), Richard Zens (2), Nicola Bertoldi (3), Marcello Federico (3)

(1) MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA
(2) Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6, Computer Science Department, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
(3) ITC-irst, Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo (Trento), Italy

This paper describes the SMT we built during the 2006 JHU Summer Workshop for the IWSLT 2006 evaluation. Our effort focuses on two parts of the speech translation problem: 1) efficient decoding of word lattices and 2) novel applications of factored translation models to IWSLT-specific problems. In this paper, we present results from the open-track Chinese-to-English condition. Improvements of 5-10% relative BLEU are obtained over a high performing baseline. We introduce a new open-source decoder that implements the state-of-the-art in statistical machine translation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shen, Wade / Zens, Richard / Bertoldi, Nicola / Federico, Marcello (2006): "The JHU workshop 2006 IWSLT system", In IWSLT-2006, 59-63.