Translingual grammar induction for conversational systems
Author(s)Lee, John Sie Yuen, 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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We propose an induction algorithm to semi-automate grammar authoring in an interlingua-based machine translation framework. This algorithm is designed for restricted domains within the context of multilingual conversational systems. It uses a pre-existing one-way translation system from some other language to the target language as prior information. It then infers a grammar for the target language. We demonstrate the system's effectiveness on a weather domain and on a travel domain. We automatically induced Chinese and French grammars for these domains from their English counterparts, and then showed that they can produce high-quality interlingua to be used in translation.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-77).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.