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).

Dudley north visits north london : Learning when to transliterate to Arabic. / Azab, Mahmoud; Bouamor, Houda; Mohit, Behrang; Oflazer, Kemal.

NAACL HLT 2013 - 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Main Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013. p. 439-444.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 439-444, 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2013, Atlanta, United States, 9/6/13.
Azab M, Bouamor H, Mohit B, Oflazer K. 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. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). 2013. p. 439-444
Azab, Mahmoud ; Bouamor, Houda ; Mohit, Behrang ; Oflazer, Kemal. / Dudley north visits north london : Learning when to transliterate to Arabic. NAACL HLT 2013 - 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Main Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2013. pp. 439-444
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