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ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Translating Idioms
This paper discusses the treatment of fixed word expressions developed for our ITS-2 FrenchEnglish translation system. This treatment makes a clear distinction between compounds -...
Eric Wehrli
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
A Pattern-Based Machine Translation System Extended by Example-Based Processing
In this paper, we describe a machine translation system called PalmTree which uses the "patternbased" approach as a fundamental framework. The pure pattern-based transla...
Hideo Watanabe, Koichi Takeda
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Aligning Articles in TV Newscasts and Newspapers
It is important to use pattern information (e.g. TV newscasts) and textual information (e.g. newspapers) together. For this purpose, we describe a method for aligning articles in ...
Yasuhiko Watanabe, Yoshihiro Okada, Kengo Kaneji, ...
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Using Leading Text for News Summaries: Evaluation Results and Implications for Commercial Summarization Applications
Leading text extracts created to support some online Boolean retrieval goals are evaluated for their acceptability as news document summaries. Results are presented and discussed ...
Mark Wasson
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Modeling with Structures in Statistical Machine Translation
Most statistical machine translation systems employ a word-based alignment model. In this paper we demonstrate that word-based alignment is a major cause of translation errors. We...
Ye-Yi Wang, Alex Waibel
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Learning Optimal Dialogue Strategies: A Case Study of a Spoken Dialogue Agent for Email
This paper describes a novel method by which a dialogue agent can learn to choose an optimal dialogue strategy. While it is widely agreed that dialogue strategies should be formul...
Marilyn A. Walker, Jeanne Frommer, Shrikanth Naray...
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Project for Production of Closed-Caption TV Programs for the Hearing Impaired
We describe an on-going project whose primary aim is to establish the technology of producing closed captions for TV news programs efficiently using natural language processing an...
Takahiro Wakao, Eiji Sawamura, Terumasa Ehara, Ich...
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
The Computational Lexical Semantics of Syntagmatic Relations
In this paper, we address the issue of syntagmatic expressions from a computational lexical semantic perspective. From a representational viewpoint, we argue for a hybrid approach...
Evelyne Viegas, Stephen Beale, Sergei Nirenburg
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