International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
RWTH's system for the 2008 IWSLT evaluation consists of a combination of different phrase-based and hierarchical statistical machine translation systems. We participated in the translation tasks for the Chinese-to-English and Arabic-to-English language pairs. We investigated different preprocessing techniques, reordering methods for the phrase-based system, including reordering of speech lattices, and syntax-based enhancements for the hierarchical systems. We also tried the combination of the Arabic-to-English and Chinese-to-English outputs as an additional submission.
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Bibliographic reference. Vilar, David / Stein, Daniel / Zhang, Yuqi / Matusov, Evgeny / Mauser, Arne / Bender, Oliver / Mansour, Saab / Ney, Hermann (2008): "The RWTH machine translation system for IWSLT 2008", In IWSLT-2008, 108-115.