Learning A Translation Lexicon From Monolingual Corpora

  title={Learning A Translation Lexicon From Monolingual Corpora},
  author={Philipp Koehn and Kevin Knight},
This paper presents work on the task of constructing a word-level translation lexicon purely from unrelated monolingual corpora. We combine various clues such as cognates, similar context, preservation of word similarity, and word frequency. Experimental results for the construction of a German-English noun lexicon are reported. Noun translation accuracy of 39% scored against a parallel test corpus could be achieved.