Re-ordering Source Sentences for SMT

LREC 2012 Amit SangodkarOm Damani

We propose a pre-processing stage for Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) systems where the words of the source sentence are re-ordered as per the syntax of the target language prior to the alignment process, so that the alignment found by the statistical system is improved. We take a dependency parse of the source sentence and linearize it as per the syntax of the target language, before it is used in either the training or the decoding phase... (read more)

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