Word Alignment for English-Turkish Language Pair

@inproceedings{akmak2012WordAF,
  title={Word Alignment for English-Turkish Language Pair},
  author={Mehmet Talha Çakmak and S{\"u}leyman Acar and G{\"u}lsen Eryigit},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2012}
}
Word alignment is an important step for machine translation systems. Although the alignment performance between grammatically similar languages is reported to be very high in many studies, the case is not the same for language pairs from different language families. In this study, we are focusing on English-Turkish language pairs. Turkish is a highly agglutinative language with a very productive and rich morphology whereas English has a very poor morphology when compared to this language. As a… CONTINUE READING

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  • Our approach reduced the alignment error rate by 40% relative.

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