A Systematic Comparison of Various Statistical Alignment Models

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We present and compare various methods for computing word alignments using statistical or heuristic models. We consider the five alignment models presented in Brown, Della Pietra, Della Pietra, and Mercer (1993), the hidden Markov alignment model, smoothing techniques, and refinements. These statistical models are compared with two heuristic models based on… (More)
DOI: 10.1162/089120103321337421

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@article{Och2003ASC, title={A Systematic Comparison of Various Statistical Alignment Models}, author={Franz Josef Och and Hermann Ney}, journal={Computational Linguistics}, year={2003}, volume={29}, pages={19-51} }