publication . Article . 2014

Domain adaptation of statistical machine translation with domain-focused web crawling

Pavel Pecina; Antonio Toral; Vassilis Papavassiliou; Prokopis Prokopidis; Aleš Tamchyna; Andy Way; Josef van Genabith;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Dec 2014 Journal: Language Resources and Evaluation, volume 49, issue 1, pages 147-193 (issn: 1574-020X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: Czech Republic
Abstract
In this paper, we tackle the problem of domain adaptation of statistical machine translation (SMT) by exploiting domain-specific data acquired by domain-focused crawling of text from the World Wide Web. We design and empirically evaluate a procedure for automatic acquisition of monolingual and parallel text and their exploitation for system training, tuning, and testing in a phrase-based SMT framework. We present a strategy for using such resources depending on their availability and quantity supported by results of a large-scale evaluation carried out for the domains of environment and labour legislation, two language pairs (English---French and English---Greek...
Subjects
free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Library and Information Sciences, Original Paper, Statistical machine translation, Domain adaptation, Web crawling, Optimisation, Natural language processing, computer.software_genre, computer, Computer science, Crawling, Evaluation of machine translation, Computational linguistics, Machine translation, Web crawler, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Phrase, Domain adaptation, Transfer-based machine translation
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EC| ABU-MATRAN
Project
ABU-MATRAN
Automatic building of Machine Translation
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 324414
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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EC| KHRESMOI
Project
KHRESMOI
Knowledge Helper for Medical and Other Information users
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 257528
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
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SFI| CSET CNGL: Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Project
  • Funder: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
  • Project Code: 07/CE/I1142
  • Funding stream: SFI Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET)
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EC| PANACEA
Project
PANACEA
Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 248064
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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