Machine Translation Between Turkic Languages

  • A. Cüneyd TantuğEmail author
  • Eşref Adalı
Part of the Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing book series (NLP)


Turkish belongs to the Turkic family of languages and these languages exhibit tremendous similarity when it comes to morphological and grammatical structure but have somewhat different lexicons owing to various historical, geographical, and cultural interactions with neighboring languages. In this chapter we briefly cover the similarities and differences of these languages and introduce a machine translation methodology that exploits the similarities among these languages. This methodology relies on rule-based and statistical components and can be applicable for not only Turkic languages but also any other cognate language pairs.


Machine Translation Evaluation Multi-word Expressions (MWEs) Root Word Wordforms Direct Translation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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