Hybridization of MT (AMTA 2006)

August 29, 2006

Nizar Habash (Columbia University)’s contribution to the AMTA Hybird MT Panel.

The Intuition: StatMT and RuleMT have complementary advantages:
Syntactic structure produces better global target linguistic structure,
Statistical phrase-based translation is more robust locally.

The Resource Challenge
Parallel corpora as models of performance vs. Dictionaries/analyzers as models of competence
“More is better” is true for both approaches

Parallel corpora are domain/genre specific
Dictionaries and parsers can be domain/genre specific

Hybrids may need more data: Annotated resources.

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