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Automatic rule induction in Arabic to English machine translation framework

Shaalan, Khaled and Hossny, Ahmad Hany 2012, Automatic rule induction in Arabic to English machine translation framework. In Soudi, Abdelhadi, Farghaly, Ali, Neumann, Gunter and Zbib, Rabih (ed), Challenges for Arabic machine translation, John Benjamins Publishing Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.135-153.

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Title Automatic rule induction in Arabic to English machine translation framework
Author(s) Shaalan, Khaled
Hossny, Ahmad Hany
Title of book Challenges for Arabic machine translation
Editor(s) Soudi, Abdelhadi
Farghaly, Ali
Neumann, Gunter
Zbib, Rabih
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 8
Total chapters 8
Start page 135
End page 153
Total pages 19
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) transfer rule induction
transfer-based machine translation
morphological rule induction
inductive logic programming
Arabic-to-English machine translation
Summary This chapter addresses the exploitation of a supervised machine learning technique to automatically induce Arabic-to-English transfer rules from chunks of parallel aligned linguistic resources. The induced structural transfer rules encode the linguistic translation knowledge for converting an Arabic syntactic structure into a target English syntactic structure. These rules are going to be an integral part of an Arabic-English transfer-based machine translation. Nevertheless, a novel morphological rule induction method is employed for learning Arabic morphological rules that are applied in our Arabic morphological analyzer. To demonstrate the capability of the automated rule induction technique, we conducted rule-based translation experiments that use induced rules from a relatively small data set. The translation quality of the hybrid translation experiments achieved good results in terms of WER.
ISBN 0748640754
Language eng
Field of Research 080107 Natural Language Processing
Socio Economic Objective 970108
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
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