International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2007

Trento, Italy
October 15-16, 2007

The University of Washington Machine Translation System for the IWSLT 2007 Competition

Katrin Kirchhoff, Mei Yang

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington,

This paper presents the University of Washington's submission to the 2007 IWSLT benchmark evaluation. The UW system participated in two data tracks, Italian-to-English and Arabic-to-English. Our main focus was on incorporating out-of-domain data, which contributed to improvements for both language pairs in both the clean text and ASR output conditions. In addition, we compared supervised and semisupervised preprocessing schemes for the Arabic-to-English task and found that the semi-supervised scheme performs competitively with the supervised algorithm while using a fraction of the run-time.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kirchhoff, Katrin / Yang, Mei (2007): "The university of Washington machine translation system for the IWSLT 2007 competition", In IWSLT-2007, 89-94.