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This paper describes the first freely available Chinese-to-Spanish rule-based machine translation system. The system has been built using the Apertium technology and combining manual and statistical techniques. Evaluation in different test sets shows a high coverage between 82-88%.
Two of the most popular Machine Translation (MT) paradigms are rule based (RBMT) and corpus based, which include the statistical systems (SMT). When scarce parallel corpus is available, RBMT becomes particularly attractive. This is the case of the Chinese--Spanish language pair. This article presents the first RBMT system for Chinese to Spanish. We… (More)
This demo showcases a translation service that allows travelers to have an easy and convenient access to Chinese-Spanish translations via a mobile app. The system integrates a phrase-based translation system with other open source components such as Optical Character Recognition and Automatic Speech Recognition to provide a very friendly user experience.
This paper describes an Information Retrieval engine that is used to support our Chinese-Portuguese machine translation services when no internet connection is available. Our mobile translation app, which is deployed on a portable device, relies by default on a server-based machine translation service, which is not accessible when no internet connection is… (More)
Machine translation (MT) is defined as a subfield of computational linguistics that investigates the use of computer software to translate text or speech from one natural language to another. It is a key application in the field of natural language processing. At its basic level, MT performs simple substitution of words in one natural language for words in… (More)
We describe a Chinese-Portuguese translation service, which is integrated in an Android application. The application is also enhanced with technologies such as Automatic Speech Recognition, Optical Character Recognition, Image Retrieval, and Language Detection. This mobile translation application, which is deployed on a portable device, relies by default on… (More)