Building hybrid machine translation systems by using an EBMT preprocessor to create partial translations


This paper presents a hybrid machine translation framework based on a preprocessor that translates fragments of the input text by using example-based machine translation techniques. The preprocessor resembles a translation memory with named-entity and chunk generalization, and generates a high quality partial translation that is then completed by the main translation engine, which can be either rule-based (RBMT) or statistical (SMT). Results are reported for both RBMT and SMT hybridization as well as the preprocessor on its own, showing the effectiveness of our approach.

In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation