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A Context-Aware Topic Model for Statistical Machine Translation

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A Context-Aware Topic Model for Statistical Machine Translation
Lexical selection is crucial for statistical machine translation. Previous studies separately exploit sentence-level contexts and documentlevel topics for lexical selection, neglecting their correlations. In this paper, we propose a context-aware topic model for lexical selection, which not only models local contexts and global topics but also captures their correlations. The model uses target-side translations as hidden variables to connect document topics and source-side local contextual words. In order to learn hidden variables and distributions from data, we introduce a Gibbs sampling algorithm for statistical estimation and inference. A new translation probability based on distributions learned by the model is integrated into a translation system for lexical selection. Experiment results on NIST ChineseEnglish test sets demonstrate that 1) our model significantly outperforms previous lexical selection methods and 2) modeling correlations between local words and global topics can...
Jinsong Su, Deyi Xiong, Yang Liu 0005, Xianpei Han
Added 13 Apr 2016
Updated 13 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where ACL
Authors Jinsong Su, Deyi Xiong, Yang Liu 0005, Xianpei Han, Hongyu Lin, Junfeng Yao, Min Zhang
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