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Epistemology versus Ontology

Volume 27 of the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science pp 281-311

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Machine Translation and Type Theory

  • Aarne RantaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg Email author 

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Abstract

This paper gives an introduction to automatic translation via examples from the history of the field, where statistical and grammar-based methods alternate. Grammatical Frameword (GF) is introduced as an approach that uses type theory to provide high-quality translation between multiple languages. GF translation is fundamentally grammar-based but can be combined with statistical methods such as learning translation models from a corpus and ranking translation candidates by probabilities.