A Document-Level Neural Machine Translation Model with Dynamic Caching Guided by Theme-Rheme Information
Yiqi Tong | Jiangbin Zheng | Hongkang Zhu | Yidong Chen | Xiaodong Shi
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Research on document-level Neural Machine Translation (NMT) models has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Although the proposed works have proved that the inter-sentence information is helpful for improving the performance of the NMT models, what information should be regarded as context remains ambiguous. To solve this problem, we proposed a novel cache-based document-level NMT model which conducts dynamic caching guided by theme-rheme information. The experiments on NIST evaluation sets demonstrate that our proposed model achieves substantial improvements over the state-of-the-art baseline NMT models. As far as we know, we are the first to introduce theme-rheme theory into the field of machine translation.