|Title||Morphosyntactic Target Language Matching in Statistical Machine Translation|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Zwarts, S, Dras, M|
|Conference Name||ALTA 2008|
While the intuition that morphological preprocessing of languages in various applications can be beneficial appears to be often true, especially in the case of morphologically richer languages, it is not always the case. Previous work on translation between Nordic languages, including the morphologically rich Finnish, found that morphological analysis and preprocessing actually led to a decrease in translation quality below that of the unprocessed baseline.