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Exploring the Relevance of Bilingual Morph-Units in Automatic Induction of Translation Templates

  • Kavitha Karimbi MaheshEmail author
  • Luís Gomes
  • José Gabriel Pereira Lopes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11238)

Abstract

To tackle the problem of out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words and improve bilingual lexicon coverage, the relevance of bilingual morph-units is explored in inducing translation patterns considering unigram to n-gram and n-gram to unigram translations. The approach relies on induction of translation templates using bilingual stems learnt from automatically acquired bilingual translation lexicons. By generalising the templates using bilingual suffix clusters, new translations are automatically suggested.

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Acknowledgements

K. M. Kavitha and Luís Gomes acknowledge the Research Fellowship by FCT/MCTES with Ref. nos., SFRH/BD/64371/2009 and SFRH/BD/65059/2009, respectively, and the funded research project ISTRION (Ref. PTDC/EIA-EIA/114521/2009) that provided other means for the research carried out. The authors thank NOVA LINCS, FCT/UNL for the support and SJEC for the partial financial assistance provided.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kavitha Karimbi Mahesh
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Luís Gomes
    • 1
  • José Gabriel Pereira Lopes
    • 1
  1. 1.NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS), Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSt Joseph Engineering College VamanjoorMangaluruIndia

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