Yee Seng Chan

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Recent research presents conflicting evidence on whether word sense disambiguation (WSD) systems can help to improve the performance of statistical machine translation (MT) systems. In this paper, we successfully integrate a state-of-the-art WSD system into a state-of-the-art hierarchical phrase-based MT system, Hiero. We show for the first time that(More)
A central problem of word sense disambiguation (WSD) is the lack of manually sense-tagged data required for supervised learning. In this paper, we evaluate an approach to automatically acquire sensetagged training data from English-Chinese parallel corpora, which are then used for disambiguating the nouns in the SENSEVAL-2 English lexical sample task. Our(More)
We participated in the SemEval-2007 coarse-grained English all-words task and fine-grained English all-words task. We used a supervised learning approach with SVM as the learning algorithm. The knowledge sources used include local collocations, parts-of-speech, and surrounding words. We gathered training examples from English-Chinese parallel corpora,(More)
B is the de facto standard for evaluation and development of statistical machine translation systems. We describe three real-world situations involving comparisons between different versions of the same systems where one can obtain improvements in B scores that are questionable or even absurd. These situations arise because B lacks the property of(More)
We propose an automatic machine translation (MT) evaluation metric that calculates a similarity score (based on precision and recall) of a pair of sentences. Unlike most metrics, we compute a similarity score between items across the two sentences. We then find a maximum weight matching between the items such that each item in one sentence is mapped to at(More)
The accuracy of current word sense disambiguation (WSD) systems is affected by the fine-grained sense inventory of WordNet as well as a lack of training examples. Using the WSD examples provided through OntoNotes, we conduct the first large-scale WSD evaluation involving hundreds of word types and tens of thousands of sense-tagged examples, while adopting a(More)