International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
October 20-21, 2008

FBK @ IWSLT-2008

Nicola Bertoldi (1), Roldano Cattoni (1), Marcello Federico (1), Madalina Barbaiani (2)

(1) FBK-irst - Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Povo (TN), Italy
(2) Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

This paper reports on the participation of FBK at the IWSLT 2008 Evaluation. Main effort has been spent on the Chinese- Spanish Pivot task. We implemented four methods to perform pivot translation. The results on the IWSLT 2008 test data show that our original method for generating training data through random sampling outperforms the best methods based on coupling translation systems. FBK also participated in the Chinese-English Challenge task and the Chinese- English and Chinese-Spanish BTEC tasks, employing the standard state-of-the-art MT system Moses Toolkit.

Full Paper     Presentation (pdf)

Bibliographic reference.  Bertoldi, Nicola / Cattoni, Roldano / Federico, Marcello / Barbaiani, Madalina (2008): "FBK @ IWSLT-2008", In IWSLT-2008, 34-38.