Classifiers in Japanese-to-English Machine Translation

  title={Classifiers in Japanese-to-English Machine Translation},
  author={Francis Bond and Kentaro Ogura and Satoru Ikehara},
This paper proposes an analysis of classifiers into four major types: unit, metric, group and species, based on properties of both Japanese and English. The analysis makes possible a uniform and straightforward treatment of noun phrases headed by classifiers in Japanese-to-English machine translation, and has been implemented in the MT system ALT-J/E. Although the analysis is based on the characteristics of, and differences between, Japanese and English, it is shown to be also applicable to the… CONTINUE READING
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