Evaluating machine translation with LFG dependencies

  title={Evaluating machine translation with LFG dependencies},
  author={Karolina Owczarzak and Josef van Genabith and Andy Way},
  journal={Machine Translation},
In this paper we show how labelled dependencies produced by a Lexical-Functional Grammar parser can be used in Machine Translation evaluation. In contrast to most popular evaluation metrics based on surface string comparison, our dependency-based method does not unfairly penalize perfectly valid syntactic variations in the translation, shows less bias towards statistical models, and the addition of WordNet provides a way to accommodate lexical differences. In comparison with other metrics on a… CONTINUE READING
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