Linguistically Motivated Statistical Machine Translation

Models and Algorithms

  • Deyi Xiong
  • Min Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 1-13
  3. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 15-42
  4. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 43-70
  5. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 71-79
  6. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 81-92
  7. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 93-106
  8. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 125-135
  9. Deyi Xiong, Min Zhang
    Pages 137-140
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-152

About this book


This book provides a wide variety of algorithms and models to integrate linguistic knowledge into Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). It helps advance conventional SMT to linguistically motivated SMT by enhancing the following three essential components: translation, reordering and bracketing models. It also serves the purpose of promoting the in-depth study of the impacts of linguistic knowledge on machine translation. Finally it provides a systematic introduction of Bracketing Transduction Grammar (BTG) based SMT, one of the state-of-the-art SMT formalisms, as well as a case study of linguistically motivated SMT on a BTG-based platform.

Deyi Xiong is a professor at Soochow University. Previously he was a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research of Singapore from 2007-2013. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Institute of Computing Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. His research interests are in the area of natural language processing, including parsing and statistical machine translation.

Min Zhang is a professor at Soochow University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Harbin Institute of Technology in 1997. His research interests include machine translation, natural language processing and text mining.


Bracketing model Bracketing transduction grammar Language model Linguistically motivated statistical machine translation Reordering model Semantically informed reordering Semantics-based machine translation Statistical machine translation Syntax-based machine translation

Authors and affiliations

  • Deyi Xiong
    • 1
  • Min Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  2. 2.Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina

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