Paul McFetridge


2000

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An Approach to Lexical Development for Inflectional Languages
Davide Turcato | Janine Toole | Stavroula Tsiplakou | Trude Heift | Paul McFetridge
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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Pre-processing Closed Captions for Machine Translation
Davide Turcato | Fred Popowich | Paul McFetridge | Devlan Nicholson | Janine Toole
ANLP-NAACL 2000 Workshop: Embedded Machine Translation Systems

1999

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A unified example-based and lexicalist approach to Machine Translation
Davide Turcato | Paul McFetridge | Fred Popowich | Janine Toole
Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

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Explanation-based learning for Machine Translation
Janine Toole | Fred Popowich | Devlan Nicholson | Davide Turcato | Paul McFetridge
Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

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Exploiting the Student Model to Emphasize Language Pedagogy in Natural Language Processing
Trude Heift | Paul McFetridge
Computer Mediated Language Assessment and Evaluation in Natural Language Processing

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A bootstrap approach to automatically generating lexical transfer rules
Davide Turcato | Paul McFetridge | Fred Popowich | Janine Toole
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit VII

We describe a method for automatically generating Lexical Transfer Rules (LTRs) from word equivalences using transfer rule templates. Templates are skeletal LTRs, unspecified for words. New LTRs are created by instantiating a template with words, provided that the words belong to the appropriate lexical categories required by the template. We define two methods for creating an inventory of templates and using them to generate new LTRs. A simpler method consists of extracting a finite set of templates from a sample of hand coded LTRs and directly using them in the generation process. A further method consists of abstracting over the initial finite set of templates to define higher level templates, where bilingual equivalences are defined in terms of correspondences involving phrasal categories. Phrasal templates are then mapped onto sets of lexical templates with the aid of grammars. In this way an infinite set of lexical templates is recursively defined. New LTRs are created by parsing input words, matching a template at the phrasal level and using the corresponding lexical categories to instantiate the lexical template. The definition of an infinite set of templates enables the automatic creation of LTRs for multi-word, non-compositional word equivalences of any cardinality.

1997

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A lexicalist approach to the translation of colloquial text
Fred Popowich | Davide Turcato | Olivier Laurens | Paul McFetridge | J. Devlan Nicholson | Patrick McGivern | Maricela Corzo-Pena | Lisa Pidruchney | Scott McDonald
Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1992

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Processing Complex Noun Phrases in a Natural Language Interface to a Statistical Database
Fred Popowich | Paul McFetridge | Dan Fass | Gary Hall
COLING 1992 Volume 1: The 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics