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Back to the Future? The Case for English-Swedish Direct Machine Translation
 

Summary: Back to the Future? The Case for English-Swedish Direct Machine
Translation
Lars Ahrenberg and Maria Holmqvist
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköpings universitet
{lah, x02marho}@ida.liu.se
Abstract
Direct MT systems, unless of the statisti-
cal kind, are nowadays considered out of
vogue. Yet, for a given language pair and
text type what kind of system is required
is largely an empirical and a practical
question. In this paper we argue that in
many cases of interest to MT, the struc-
tural shifts in going from English to
Swedish are sufficiently restricted in
numbers and kinds to allow for word-
based transfer followed by rules of reor-
dering. We further present an imple-
mented direct system, and an evaluation

  

Source: Ahrenberg, Lars - Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings Universitet

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences