International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2009

Tokyo, Japan
December 1-2, 2009

The University of Washington Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2009

Mei Yang, Amittai Axelrod, Kevin Duh, Katrin Kirchhoff

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

This paper describes the University of Washington's system for the 2009 International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) evaluation campaign. Two systems were developed, one each for the BTEC Chinese-to-English and Arabic-to-English tracks. We describe experiments with different preprocessing and alignment combination schemes. Our main focus this year was on exploring a novel semisupervised approach to N-best list reranking; however, this method yielded inconclusive results.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yang, Mei / Axelrod, Amittai / Duh, Kevin / Kirchhoff, Katrin (2009): "The University of Washington machine translation system for IWSLT 2009", In IWSLT-2009, 124-128.