International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
October 20-21, 2008

I2R Multi-Pass Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2008

Boxing Chen, Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang, Aiti Aw, Haizhou Li

Department of Human Language Technology, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

In this paper, we describe the system and approach used by the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) for the IWSLT 2008 spoken language translation evaluation campaign. In the system, we integrate various decoding algorithms into a multipass translation framework. The multi-pass approach enables us to utilize various decoding algorithm and to explore much more hypotheses. This paper reports our design philosophy, overall architecture, each individual system and various system combination methods that we have explored. The performance on development and test sets are reported in detail in the paper. The system has shown competitive performance with respect to the BLEU and METEOR measures in Chinese-English Challenge and BTEC tasks.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chen, Boxing / Xiong, Deyi / Zhang, Min / Aw, Aiti / Li, Haizhou (2008): "I2r multi-pass machine translation system for IWSLT 2008", In IWSLT-2008, 46-51.