Machine Translation System Combination using ITG-based Alignments

@inproceedings{Karakos2008MachineTS,
  title={Machine Translation System Combination using ITG-based Alignments},
  author={Damianos Karakos and Jason Eisner and Sanjeev Khudanpur and Markus Dreyer},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2008}
}
Given several systems’ automatic translations of the same sentence, we show how to combine them into a confusion network, whose various paths represent composite translations that could be considered in a subsequent rescoring step. We build our confusion networks using the method of Rosti et al. (2007), but, instead of forming alignments using the tercomscript (Snover et al., 2006), we create alignments that minimize invWER (Leusch et al., 2003), a form of edit distance that permits properly… CONTINUE READING
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