Dictionaries for English-Vietnamese Machine Translation

  • Le Manh Hai
  • Nguyen Chanh Thanh
  • Nguyen Chi Hieu
  • Phan Thi Tuoi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4285)


Dictionary has an important role in Rule-Based Machine Translation. Many efforts have been concentrated on building machine-readable dictionaries. However, researchers have a long debate about structure and entry of these dictionaries. We develop a syntactic-semantic structure for English-Vietnamese dictionary as first measure to solve lexical gap problem, then use extend feature to improve Vietnamese dictionary to get grammatical target sentences. This work describes dictionaries used in English-Vietnamese Machine Translation (EVMT) at Ho Chi Minh City University of technology. There are three dictionaries: The English dictionary, the bilingual English-Vietnamese and the Vietnamese dictionary.


Machine Translation machine readable dictionary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Le Manh Hai
    • 1
  • Nguyen Chanh Thanh
    • 1
  • Nguyen Chi Hieu
    • 1
  • Phan Thi Tuoi
    • 1
  1. 1.Ho Chi Minh City University of technologyHoChiMinh CityVietnam

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