Lingua Custodia at WMT’19: Attempts to Control Terminology

Franck Burlot


Abstract
This paper describes Lingua Custodia’s submission to the WMT’19 news shared task for German-to-French on the topic of the EU elections. We report experiments on the adaptation of the terminology of a machine translation system to a specific topic, aimed at providing more accurate translations of specific entities like political parties and person names, given that the shared task provided no in-domain training parallel data dealing with the restricted topic. Our primary submission to the shared task uses backtranslation generated with a type of decoding allowing the insertion of constraints in the output in order to guarantee the correct translation of specific terms that are not necessarily observed in the data.
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W19-5310
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Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Machine Translation (Volume 2: Shared Task Papers, Day 1)
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August
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | WMT | WS
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SIGMT
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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147–154
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-5310
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-5310
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Franck Burlot. 2019. Lingua Custodia at WMT’19: Attempts to Control Terminology. In Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Machine Translation (Volume 2: Shared Task Papers, Day 1), pages 147–154, Florence, Italy. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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