International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2009

Tokyo, Japan
December 1-2, 2009

FBK @ IWSLT 2009

Nicola Bertoldi (1), Arianna Bisazza (1), Mauro Cettolo (1), Germán Sanchis-Trilles (2), Marcello Federico (1)

(1) FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo (TN), Italy
(2) Instituto Tecnológico de Informática - Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

This paper reports on the participation of FBK at the IWSLT 2009 Evaluation. This year we worked on the Arabic-English and Turkish-English BTEC tasks with a special effort on linguistic preprocessing techniques involving morphological segmentation. In addition, we investigated the adaptation problem in the development of systems for the Chinese- English and English-Chinese challenge tasks; in particular, we explored different ways for clustering training data into topic or dialog-specific subsets: by producing (and combining) smaller but more focused models, we intended to make better use of the available training data, with the ultimate purpose of improving translation quality.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bertoldi, Nicola / Bisazza, Arianna / Cettolo, Mauro / Sanchis-Trilles, Germán / Federico, Marcello (2009): "FBK @ IWSLT 2009", In IWSLT-2009, 37-44.