Assisting Translators in Indirect Lexical Transfer

Bogdan Babych, Anthony Hartley, Serge Sharoff, and Olga Mudraya


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Presenter: Bogdan Babych
Type: Conference talk
Venue: Main session at ACL 2007 in Prague
Date: June 25, 2007
Recording: Reinhard Rapp
Duration: 22 minutes



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We present the design and evaluation of a translatorís amenuensis that uses comparable corpora to propose and rank non-literal solutions to the translation of expressions from the general lexicon. Using distributional similarity and bilingual dictionaries, the method outperforms established techniques for extracting translation equivalents from parallel corpora.