Syntactic Features for Evaluation of Machine Translation

@inproceedings{Liu2005SyntacticFF,
  title={Syntactic Features for Evaluation of Machine Translation},
  author={Ding Liu and Daniel Gildea},
  booktitle={IEEvaluation@ACL},
  year={2005}
}
Automatic evaluation of machine translation, based on computing n-gram similarity between system output and human reference translations, has revolutionized the development of MT systems. We explore the use of syntactic information, including constituent labels and head-modifier dependencies, in computing similarity between output and reference. Our results show that adding syntactic information to the evaluation metric improves both sentence-level and corpus-level correlation with human… CONTINUE READING
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