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We describe an open-source toolkit for statistical machine translation whose novel contributions are (a) support for linguistically motivated factors, (b) confusion network decoding, and (c) efficient data formats for translation models and language models. In addition to the SMT decoder, the toolkit also includes a wide variety of tools for training,(More)
We present the 1.0 release of our paraphrase database, PPDB. Its English portion, PPDB:Eng, contains over 220 million paraphrase pairs, consisting of 73 million phrasal and 8 million lexical paraphrases, as well as 140 million paraphrase patterns, which capture many meaning-preserving syntactic transformations. The paraphrases are extracted from bilingual(More)
We improve the quality of paraphrases extracted from parallel corpora by requiring that phrases and their paraphrases be the same syntactic type. This is achieved by parsing the En-glish side of a parallel corpus and altering the phrase extraction algorithm to extract phrase labels alongside bilingual phrase pairs. In order to retain broad coverage of(More)
This paper presents the results of the WMT12 shared tasks, which included a translation task, a task for machine translation evaluation metrics, and a task for run-time estimation of machine translation quality. We conducted a large-scale manual evaluation of 103 machine translation systems submitted by 34 teams. We used the ranking of these systems to(More)
This paper evaluates the translation quality of machine translation systems for 8 language pairs: translating French, German, Spanish, and Czech to English and back. We carried out an extensive human evaluation which allowed us not only to rank the different MT systems, but also to perform higher-level analysis of the evaluation process. We measured timing(More)
This paper analyzes the translation quality of machine translation systems for 10 language pairs translating between Czech, Spanish. We report the translation quality of over 30 diverse translation systems based on a large-scale manual evaluation involving hundreds of hours of effort. We use the human judgments of the systems to analyze automatic evaluation(More)
Parallel corpora are crucial for training SMT systems. However, for many language pairs they are available only in very limited quantities. For these language pairs a huge portion of phrases encountered at run-time will be unknown. We show how techniques from paraphrasing can be used to deal with these otherwise unknown source language phrases. Our results(More)
Our participation in the IWSLT 2005 speech translation task is our first effort to work on limited domain speech data. We adapted our statistical machine translation system that performed successfully in previous DARPA competitions on open domain text translations. We participated in the supplied corpora transcription track. We achieved the highest BLEU(More)
This paper presents the results of the WMT10 and MetricsMATR10 shared tasks, 1 which included a translation task, a system combination task, and an evaluation task. We conducted a large-scale manual evaluation of 104 machine translation systems and 41 system combination entries. We used the ranking of these systems to measure how strongly automatic metrics(More)