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Haitian Creole: How to Build and Ship an MT Engine from Scratch in 4 days, 17 hours, & 30 minutes

  title={Haitian Creole: How to Build and Ship an MT Engine from Scratch in 4 days, 17 hours, & 30 minutes},
  author={W. Lewis},
  • W. Lewis
  • Published in EAMT 2010
  • Engineering, Computer Science
We describe the effort of the Microsoft Translator team to develop a Haitian Creole statistical machine translation engine from scratch in a matter of days. Haitian Creole presents a number of difficulties for devleoping an SMT system, principal among these is the lack of significant amounts of parallel training data and an inconsistent orthography, both of which lead to data sparseness. We demonstrate, however, that it is possible to build a translation engine of reasonable quality over very… Expand
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