Kingsoft’s Neural Machine Translation System for WMT19

Xinze Guo, Chang Liu, Xiaolong Li, Yiran Wang, Guoliang Li, Feng Wang, Zhitao Xu, Liuyi Yang, Li Ma, Changliang Li


Abstract
This paper describes the Kingsoft AI Lab’s submission to the WMT2019 news translation shared task. We participated in two language directions: English-Chinese and Chinese-English. For both language directions, we trained several variants of Transformer models using the provided parallel data enlarged with a large quantity of back-translated monolingual data. The best translation result was obtained with ensemble and reranking techniques. According to automatic metrics (BLEU) our Chinese-English system reached the second highest score, and our English-Chinese system reached the second highest score for this subtask.
Anthology ID:
W19-5317
Volume:
Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Machine Translation (Volume 2: Shared Task Papers, Day 1)
Month:
August
Year:
2019
Address:
Florence, Italy
Venues:
ACL | WMT | WS
SIG:
SIGMT
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
196–202
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/W19-5317
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-5317
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