Recent advances in example-based machine translation


Edited by Michael Carl and Andy Way


Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Acadmic Publishers, 2003

[Text, Speech and Language Technology, volume 21]

ISBN: 1-4020-1400-7 (hardback), 1-4020-1401-5 (paperback)

[For copyright reasons, the contents of this volume are not available online; contact the publisher]

[Some papers are revised and expanded versions of papers originally presented at the Workshop on Example-based Machine Translation, MT Summit VIII, 2001]




Preface                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vii

Contributing authors                                                                                                                                                                                           xi

Foreword by Makoto Nagao                                                                                                                                                                             xv

Introduction – Michael Carl and Andy Way                                                                                                                                                 xvii


Part I: Foundations of EBMT

1. An overview of EBMT – Harold Somers                                                                                                                                                      3

2. What is example-based machine translation? – Davide Turcato and Fred Popowich                                                                       59

3. Example-based machine translation in a controlled environment – Reinhard Schäler, Andy Way and Michael Carl                 83

4. EBMT seen as case-based reasoning – Bróna Collins and Harold Somers                                                                                        115


Part II: Run-time approaches to EBMT

5. Formalizing translation memory – Emmanuel Planas and Osamu Furuse                                                                                          157

6. EBMT using DP-matching between word sequences – Eiichiro Sumita                                                                                              189

7. A hybrid rule and example-based method for machine translation – Francis Bond and Satoshi Shirai                                     211

8. EBMT of POS-ragged sentences via inductive learning – Tantely Andriamanankasina, Kenji Araki and Koji Tochinai         225


Part III: Template-driven EBMT

9. Learning translation templates from bilingual translation examples – Ilyas Cicekli and H.Altay Güvenir                                  255

10. Clustered transfer rule induction for example-based translation – Ralf D. Brown                                                                          287

11. Translation patterns, linguistic knowledge and complexity in EBMT – Kevin McTait                                                                   307

12. Inducing translation grammars from bracketed alignments – Michael Carl                                                                                   339


Part IV: EBMT and derivation trees

13. Extracting translation knowledge from parallel corpora – Kaoru Yamamoto and Yuji Matsumoto                                             365

14. Finding translation patterns from dependency structures – Hideo Watanabe, Sadao Kurohashi and Eiji Aramaki                397

15. A best-first alignment algorithm for extraction of transfer mappings – Arul Menezes and Stephen D. Richardson                 421

16. Translating with examples: the LFG-DOT models of translation – Andy Way                                                                                 443


Index                                                                                                                                                                                                                     473