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Clause Restructuring in English-Swedish Translation

TitleClause Restructuring in English-Swedish Translation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAhrenberg L
EditorAhrenberg L, Tiedemann J, Volk M
Conference NameWorkshop on Annotation and Exploitation of Parallel Corpora AEPC 2010
PublisherNorthern European Association of Language Technology (NEALT)
Conference LocationTartu, Estonia

Medium rank clauses, such as participial and infinitival clauses, have been shown in earlier studies to be more frequent in English than in Swedish. Instead Swedish prefers complete, finite clauses. This constitutes a problem for English-Swedish machine translation. Here I report a study of such constructions using the LinES Parallel Treebank. I also show how the dependency annotation in LinES can be used to define clauses of different ranks.