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EMNLP
2009
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Feasibility of Human-in-the-loop Minimum Error Rate Training
Minimum error rate training (MERT) involves choosing parameter values for a machine translation (MT) system that maximize performance on a tuning set as measured by an automatic e...
Omar Zaidan, Chris Callison-Burch
ACL
2009
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Efficient Minimum Error Rate Training and Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding for Translation Hypergraphs and Lattices
Minimum Error Rate Training (MERT) and Minimum Bayes-Risk (MBR) decoding are used in most current state-of-theart Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) systems. The algorithms wer...
Shankar Kumar, Wolfgang Macherey, Chris Dyer, Fran...
MT
2010
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Metric and reference factors in minimum error rate training
In Minimum Error Rate Training (MERT), BLEU is often used as the error function, despite the fact that it has been shown to have a lower correlation with human judgment than other...
Yifan He, Andy Way
ACL
2008
11 years 2 months ago
Beyond Log-Linear Models: Boosted Minimum Error Rate Training for N-best Re-ranking
Current re-ranking algorithms for machine translation rely on log-linear models, which have the potential problem of underfitting the training data. We present BoostedMERT, a nove...
Kevin Duh, Katrin Kirchhoff
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