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Title:
Statistical Machine Translation with Readability Constraints
Author:
Sara Stymne: Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala, Sweden Jörg Tiedemann: Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala, Sweden Christian Hardmeier: Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala, Sweden Joakim Nivre: Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala, Sweden
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2013
Conference:
Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16
Issue:
085
Article no.:
034
Pages:
375-386
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-05-17
ISBN:
978-91-7519-589-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents experiments with document-level machine translation with readability constraints. We describe the task of producing simplified translations from a given source with the aim to optimize machine translation for specific target users such as language learners. In our approach; we introduce global features that are known to affect readability into a documentlevel SMT decoding framework. We show that the decoder is capable of incorporating those features and that we can influence the readability of the output as measured by common metrics. This study presents the first attempt of jointly performing machine translation and text simplification; which is demonstrated through the case of translating parliamentary texts from English to Swedish.

Keywords: Machine Translation; Text Simplification; Readability

Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Sara Stymne, Jörg Tiedemann, Christian Hardmeier, Joakim Nivre
Title:
Statistical Machine Translation with Readability Constraints
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Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Sara Stymne, Jörg Tiedemann, Christian Hardmeier, Joakim Nivre
Title:
Statistical Machine Translation with Readability Constraints
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