Antonella Napoli


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Taking on new challenges in multi-word unit processing for machine translation
Johanna Monti | Anabela Barreiro | Annibale Elia | Federica Marano | Antonella Napoli
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation

This paper discusses the qualitative comparative evaluation performed on the results of two machine translation systems with different approaches to the processing of multi-word units. It proposes a solution for overcoming the difficulties multi-word units present to machine translation by adopting a methodology that combines the lexicon grammar approach with OpenLogos ontology and semantico-syntactic rules. The paper also discusses the importance of a qualitative evaluation metrics to correctly evaluate the performance of machine translation engines with regards to multi-word units.