Recognizing and Reordering the Translation Units in a Long NP for Chinese-English Patent Machine Translation

  • Xiaodie Liu
  • Yun Zhu
  • Yaohong Jin
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 493)


This paper describes a rule based method to identify and reorder the translation units (a smallest unit for reordering) within a long Chinese NP for Chinese-English patent machine translation. By comparing the orders of translation units within long Chinese and English NPs, we developed a strategy on how to reorder the translation units according with the expression of English habit. By analyzing the features of translation units within a long Chinese NP, we built some formalized rules to recognize the boundaries of translation units using the boundary words to identify what to reorder. At last, we used a rule-based MT system to test our work, and the experimental results showed that our rule-based method and strategy were very efficient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaodie Liu
    • 1
  • Yun Zhu
    • 1
  • Yaohong Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chinese Information ProcessingBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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