Martha-Alicia Rocha

Also published as: Martha Alicia Rocha


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On the Derivational Entropy of Left-to-Right Probabilistic Finite-State Automata and Hidden Markov Models
Joan Andreu Sánchez | Martha Alicia Rocha | Verónica Romero | Mauricio Villegas
Computational Linguistics, Volume 44, Issue 1 - April 2018

Probabilistic finite-state automata are a formalism that is widely used in many problems of automatic speech recognition and natural language processing. Probabilistic finite-state automata are closely related to other finite-state models as weighted finite-state automata, word lattices, and hidden Markov models. Therefore, they share many similar properties and problems. Entropy measures of finite-state models have been investigated in the past in order to study the information capacity of these models. The derivational entropy quantifies the uncertainty that the model has about the probability distribution it represents. The derivational entropy in a finite-state automaton is computed from the probability that is accumulated in all of its individual state sequences. The computation of the entropy from a weighted finite-state automaton requires a normalized model. This article studies an efficient computation of the derivational entropy of left-to-right probabilistic finite-state automata, and it introduces an efficient algorithm for normalizing weighted finite-state automata. The efficient computation of the derivational entropy is also extended to continuous hidden Markov models.


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Towards the Supervised Machine Translation: Real Word Alignments and Translations in a Multi-task Active Learning process
Martha-Alicia Rocha | Joan-Andreu Sanchez
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XIV: Posters


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Does more data always yield better translations?
Guillem Gascó | Martha-Alicia Rocha | Germán Sanchis-Trilles | Jesús Andrés-Ferrer | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


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UPV-PRHLT English–Spanish System for WMT10
Germán Sanchis-Trilles | Jesús Andrés-Ferrer | Guillem Gascó | Jesús González-Rubio | Pascual Martínez-Gómez | Martha-Alicia Rocha | Joan-Andreu Sánchez | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the Joint Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and MetricsMATR

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The UPV-PRHLT Combination System for WMT 2010
Jesús González-Rubio | Germán Sanchis-Trilles | Joan-Andreu Sánchez | Jesús Andrés-Ferrer | Guillem Gascó | Pascual Martínez-Gómez | Martha-Alicia Rocha | Francisco Casacuberta
Proceedings of the Joint Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and MetricsMATR

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ITI-UPV machine translation system for IWSLT 2010
Guillem Gascó | Vicent Alabau | Jesús-Andrés Ferrer | Jesús González-Rubio | Martha-Alicia Rocha | Germán Sanchis-Trilles | Francisco Casacuberta | Jorge González | Joan-Andreu Sánchez
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation: Evaluation Campaign

This paper presents the submissions of the PRHLT group for the evaluation campaign of the International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation. We focus on the development of reliable translation systems between syntactically different languages (DIALOG task) and on the efficient training of SMT models in resource-rich scenarios (TALK task).