Online Learning for Interactive Statistical Machine Translation

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Online Learning for Interactive Statistical Machine Translation
State-of-the-art Machine Translation (MT) systems are still far from being perfect. An alternative is the so-called Interactive Machine Translation (IMT) framework. In this framework, the knowledge of a human translator is combined with a MT system. The vast majority of the existing work on IMT makes use of the well-known batch learning paradigm. In the batch learning paradigm, the training of the IMT system and the interactive translation process are carried out in separate stages. This paradigm is not able to take advantage of the new knowledge produced by the user of the IMT system. In this paper, we present an application of the online learning paradigm to the IMT framework. In the online learning paradigm, the training and prediction stages are no longer separated. This feature is particularly useful in IMT since it allows the user feedback to be taken into account. The online learning techniques proposed here incrementally update the statistical models involved in the translatio...
Daniel Ortiz-Martínez, Ismael García
Added 14 Feb 2011
Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Daniel Ortiz-Martínez, Ismael García-Varea, Francisco Casacuberta
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