Statistical Machine Translation of Texts with Misspelled Words

@inproceedings{Bertoldi2010StatisticalMT,
  title={Statistical Machine Translation of Texts with Misspelled Words},
  author={Nicola Bertoldi and Mauro Cettolo and Marcello Federico},
  booktitle={HLT-NAACL},
  year={2010}
}
This paper investigates the impact of misspelled words in statistical machine translation and proposes an extension of the translation engine for handling misspellings. The enhanced system decodes a word-based confusion network representing spelling variations of the input text. We present extensive experimental results on two translation tasks of increasing complexity which show how misspellings of different types do affect performance of a statistical machine translation decoder and to what… CONTINUE READING
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