Can We Translate Letters?

@inproceedings{Vilar2007CanWT,
  title={Can We Translate Letters?},
  author={David Vilar and Jan-Thorsten Peter and Hermann Ney},
  booktitle={WMT@ACL},
  year={2007}
}
Current statistical machine translation systems handle the translation process as the transformation of a string of symbols into another string of symbols. Normally the symbols dealt with are the words in different languages, sometimes with some additional information included, like morphological data. In this work we try to push the approach to the limit, working not on the level of words, but treating both the source and target sentences as a string of letters. We try to find out if a nearly… CONTINUE READING

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