|Title||Memory-Based Learning of Word Translation|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Editor||Nivre, J, Kaalep, H-J, Muischnek, K, Koit, M|
|Conference Name||16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics Nodalida|
|Publisher||University of Tartu|
|Conference Location||Tartu, Estonia|
A basic task in machine translation is to choose the right translation for source words with several possible translations in the target language. In this paper we treat word translation as a word sense disambiguation problem and train memory-based classifiers on words with alternative translations. The training data was automatically labeled with the corresponding translations by word-aligning a parallel corpus. Results show that many words were translated with accuracy above the baseline.