Dudley north visits north london: Learning when to transliterate to Arabic

Mahmoud Azab, Houda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit, Kemal Oflazer

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Abstract

We report the results of our work on automating the transliteration decision of named entities for English to Arabic machine translation. We construct a classification-based framework to automate this decision, evaluate our classifier both in the limited news and the diverse Wikipedia domains, and achieve promising accuracy. Moreover, we demonstrate a reduction of translation error and an improvement in the performance of an English-to-Arabic machine translation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNAACL HLT 2013 - 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Main Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages439-444
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781937284473
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2013 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201314 Jun 2013

Other

Other2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period9/6/1314/6/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language

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Azab, M., Bouamor, H., Mohit, B., & Oflazer, K. (2013). Dudley north visits north london: Learning when to transliterate to Arabic. In NAACL HLT 2013 - 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Main Conference (pp. 439-444). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).