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Back to the future? the case for english-swedish direct machine translation

TitleBack to the future? the case for english-swedish direct machine translation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAhrenberg, L, Holmqvist, M
Conference NameRecent Advances in Scandinavian Machine Translation
Date Published04/2004
Conference LocationUppsala
Abstract

Direct MT systems, unless of the statistical kind, are nowadays considered out of vogue. Yet, for a given language pair and text type what kind of system is required is largely an empirical and a practical question. In this paper we argue that in many cases of interest to MT, the structural shifts in going from English to Swedish are sufficiently restricted in numbers and kinds to allow for word-
based transfer followed by rules of reordering. We further present an implemented direct system, and an evaluation of it on a restricted domain. Finally, we discuss some of its shortcomings and
ways to alleviate them.

URLhttp://www.ida.liu.se/~lah/Publications/Rasmat04-paper-0618.pdf