Cross-lingual morphological inflection with explicit alignment

Çağrı Çöltekin


Abstract
This paper describes two related systems for cross-lingual morphological inflection for SIGMORPHON 2019 Shared Task participation. Both sets of results submitted to the shared task for evaluation are obtained using a simple approach of predicting transducer actions based on initial alignments on the training set, where cross-lingual transfer is limited to only using the high-resource language data as additional training set. The performance of the system does not reach the performance of the top two systems in the competition. However, we show that results can be improved with further tuning. We also present further analyses demonstrating that the cross-lingual gain is rather modest.
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W19-4209
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Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
Month:
August
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | WS
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SIGMORPHON
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
71–79
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-4209
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-4209
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Çağrı Çöltekin. 2019. Cross-lingual morphological inflection with explicit alignment. In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, pages 71–79, Florence, Italy. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Cross-lingual morphological inflection with explicit alignment (Çöltekin, 2019)
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