Rule-Based Translation of Spanish Verb-Noun Combinations into Basque

Uxoa Iñurrieta, Itziar Aduriz, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, Kepa Sarasola


Abstract
This paper presents a method to improve the translation of Verb-Noun Combinations (VNCs) in a rule-based Machine Translation (MT) system for Spanish-Basque. Linguistic information about a set of VNCs is gathered from the public database Konbitzul, and it is integrated into the MT system, leading to an improvement in BLEU, NIST and TER scores, as well as the results being evidently better according to human evaluators.
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W17-1720
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Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017)
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April
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2017
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Valencia, Spain
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MWE
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SIGLEX
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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149–154
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-1720
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-1720
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Uxoa Iñurrieta, Itziar Aduriz, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, and Kepa Sarasola. 2017. Rule-Based Translation of Spanish Verb-Noun Combinations into Basque. In Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017), pages 149–154, Valencia, Spain. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Rule-Based Translation of Spanish Verb-Noun Combinations into Basque (Iñurrieta et al., MWE 2017)
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