05 Jun 2009

New Publication:

A Semi-supervised Approach to Bengali-English Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation. Maxim Roy. InĀ Proceedings of the 22nd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2009. Kelowna, BC. May 25-27, 2009.

Large amounts of bilingual data and monolingual data in the target language are usually used to train statistical machine translation systems. In this paper we propose several semi-supervised techniques within a Bengali English Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) System in order to improve translation quality. We conduct experiments on a Bengali-English dataset and our initial experimental results show improvement in translation quality.