Semantic Model of Possessive Pronouns Machine Translation for English to Bulgarian Language

  • Velislava StoykovaEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9416)


The paper presents technique to interpret possessive pronouns for English to Bulgarian language syntax-based machine translation. It uses Universal Networking Language (UNL) as a formal framework to present possessive pronouns grammar features by employing semantic networks for both English and Bulgarian language. The technique includes also use of statistically-based estimation of accuracy of translation by measuring precision and recall of both training and controlled electronic text corpora and by improving related grammar rules.


Knowledge representation and reasoning Semantic data models Knowledge-based natural language processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Bulgarian LanguageBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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