International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2010

Paris, France
December 2-3, 2010

The TÜBITAK-UEKAE Statistical Machine Translation System for IWSLT 2010

Coşkun Mermer, Hamza Kaya, Mehmet Uğur Doğan

National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey

We report on our participation in the IWSLT 2010 evaluation campaign. Similar to previous years, our submitted systems are based on the Moses statistical machine translation toolkit. This year, we also experimented with hierarchical phrasebased models. In addition, we utilized automatic minimum error-rate training instead of manually-guided tuning. We focused more on the BTEC Turkish-English task and explored various experimentations with unsupervised segmentation to measure their effects on the translation performance. We present the results of several contrastive experiments, including those that failed to improve the translation performance.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mermer, Coşkun / Kaya, Hamza / Doğan, Mehmet Uğur (2010): "The tÜBITAK-UEKAE statistical machine translation system for IWSLT 2010", In IWSLT-2010, 183-188.