Interlingua based statistical machine translation

Manuel Kauers, Stephan Vogel, Christian Fügen, Alex Waibel

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In goal oriented spoken language translation, an interlingua based approach has proven quite useful as it (1) reduces overall effort when multiple language pairs are required, (2) can provide a paraphrase of semantic equivalence in the input language, (3) abstracts away from the disfluencies of spoken language to express the speaker's intention. On the other hand, interlingua based systems are cumbersome to develop as semantic grammars have to be laboriously prepared for each input language. In this paper, we demonstrate that mappings from input text to interlingua can be learned automatically and that new input languages can be added by language projection. We show that the resulting system also delivers competitive performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages1909-1912
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 200220 Sep 2002

Other

Other7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period16/9/0220/9/02

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language
spoken language
semantics
equivalence
projection
grammar
Statistical Machine Translation
Interlingua
Language
performance
Spoken Language
Disfluency
Grammar
Semantic Equivalence
Speaker Intentions
Paraphrase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Kauers, M., Vogel, S., Fügen, C., & Waibel, A. (2002). Interlingua based statistical machine translation. In 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 (pp. 1909-1912). International Speech Communication Association.

Interlingua based statistical machine translation. / Kauers, Manuel; Vogel, Stephan; Fügen, Christian; Waibel, Alex.

7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002. International Speech Communication Association, 2002. p. 1909-1912.

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

Kauers, M, Vogel, S, Fügen, C & Waibel, A 2002, Interlingua based statistical machine translation. in 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002. International Speech Communication Association, pp. 1909-1912, 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002, Denver, United States, 16/9/02.
Kauers M, Vogel S, Fügen C, Waibel A. Interlingua based statistical machine translation. In 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002. International Speech Communication Association. 2002. p. 1909-1912
Kauers, Manuel ; Vogel, Stephan ; Fügen, Christian ; Waibel, Alex. / Interlingua based statistical machine translation. 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002. International Speech Communication Association, 2002. pp. 1909-1912
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