Using Syntactic Head Information in Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation

  title={Using Syntactic Head Information in Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation},
  author={Junhui Li and Zhaopeng Tu and Guodong Zhou and Josef van Genabith},
Chiang’s hierarchical phrase-based (HPB) translation model advances the state-of-the-art in statistical machine translation by expanding conventional phrases to hierarchical phrases – phrases that contain sub-phrases. However, the original HPB model is prone to overgeneration due to lack of linguistic knowledge: the grammar may suggest more derivations than appropriate, many of which may lead to ungrammatical translations. On the other hand, limitations of glue grammar rules in the original HPB… CONTINUE READING
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