Towards high-accuracy bilingual phrase acquisition from parallel corpora

Lionel Nicolas, Egon Stemle, Klara Kranebitter; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (LexSem 2012 workshop), pp. 471-479, September 2012.


We report on on-going work to derive translations of phrases from parallel corpora. We describe an unsupervised and knowledge-free greedy-style process relying on innovative strategies for choosing and discarding candidate translations. This process manages to acquire multiple translations combining phrases of equal or different sizes. The preliminary evaluation performed confirms both its potential and its interest.

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