International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2011

San Francisco, CA, USA
December 8-9, 2011

SCFG Latent Annotation for Machine Translation

Tagyoung Chung, Licheng Fang, Daniel Gildea

Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

We discuss learning latent annotations for synchronous context-free grammars (SCFG) for the purpose of improving machine translation. We show that learning annotations for nonterminals results in not only more accurate translation, but also faster SCFG decoding.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Chung, Tagyoung / Fang, Licheng / Gildea, Daniel (2011): "SCFG latent annotation for machine translation", In IWSLT-2011, 151-158.