International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
October 20-21, 2008

POSTECH Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2008 Evaluation Campaign

Jonghoon Lee, Gary Geunbae Lee

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

In this paper, we describe POSTECH system for IWSLT 2008 evaluation campaign. The system is based on phrase based statistical machine translation. We set up a baseline system using well known freely available software. A preprocessing method and a language modeling method have been applied to the baseline system in order to improve machine translation quality. The preprocessing method is to identify and remove useless tokens in source texts. And the language modeling method models phrase level n-gram. We have participated in the BTEC tasks to see the effects of our methods.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lee, Jonghoon / Lee, Gary Geunbae (2008): "POSTECH machine translation system for IWSLT 2008 evaluation campaign", In IWSLT-2008, 98-103.