Tom B.Y. Lai

Also published as: T. B. Y. Lai, Tom B. Y. Lai, Tom B.Y Lai


2006

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Court Stenography-To-Text (“STT”) in Hong Kong: A Jurilinguistic Engineering Effort
Benjamin K. Tsou | Tom B.Y. Lai | K.K. Sin | Lawrence Y.L. Cheung
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Implementation of legal bilingualism in Hong Kong after 1997 has necessitated the production of voluminous and extensive court proceedings and judgments in both Chinese and English. For the former, Cantonese, a dialect of Chinese, is the home language of more than 90% of the population in Hong Kong and so used in the courts. To record speech in Cantonese verbatim, a Chinese Computer-Aided Transcription system has been developed. The transcription system converts stenographic codes into Chinese text, i.e. from phonetic to orthographic representation of the language. The main challenge lies in the resolution of the sever ambiguity resulting from homocode problems in the conversion process. Cantonese Chinese is typified by problematic homonymy, which presents serious challenges. The N-gram statistical model is employed to estimate the most probable character string of the input transcription codes. Domain-specific corpora have been compiled to support the statistical computation. To improve accuracy, scalable techniques such as domain-specific transcription and special encoding are used. Put together, these techniques deliver 96% transcription accuracy.

2004

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Morpheme-based Derivation of Bipolar Semantic Orientation of Chinese Words
Raymond W.M. Yuen | Terence Y.W. Chan | Tom B.Y. Lai | O.Y. Kwong | Benjamin K.Y. Tsou
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2002

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Alignment and Extraction of Bilingual Legal Terminology from Context Profiles
Oi Yee Kwong | Benjamin K. Tsou | Tom B.Y. Lai | Robert W.P. Luk | Lawrence Y.L. Cheung | Francis C.Y. Chik
COLING-02: COMPUTERM 2002: Second International Workshop on Computational Terminology

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On the Affinity of TAG with Projective, Bilexical Dependency Grammar
Tom B.Y. Lai | Changning Huang | Robert W.P. Luk
Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Frameworks (TAG+6)

2001

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Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Benjamin K. T’sou | Olivia O.Y. Kwong | Tom B.Y. Lai
Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2000

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Jurilinguistic Engineering in Cantonese Chinese: An N-gram-based Speech to Text Transcription System
B. K. T’sou | K. K. Sin | S. W. K. Chan | T. B. Y. Lai | C Lun | K. T. Ko | G. K. K. Chan | L. Y. L. Cheung
COLING 2000 Volume 2: The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Dependency-based Syntactic Analysis of Chinese and Annotation of Parsed Corpus
Tom B.Y. Lai | Changning Huang
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Automatic Conversion from Phonetic to Textual Representation of Cantonese : The Case of Hong Kong Court Proceedings
Benjamin K. Tsou | K.K. Sin | Samuel W. K. Chan | Tom B. Y. Lai | Caesar Lun | K. T. Ko | Gary K. K. Chan | Lawrence Y. L. Cheung
Proceedings of the 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Mining Discourse Markers for Chinese Textual Summarization
Samuel W. K. Chan | Tom B. Y. Lai | W. J. Gao | Benjamin K. T’sou
NAACL-ANLP 2000 Workshop: Automatic Summarization

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Enhancement of a Chinese Discourse Marker Tagger with C4.5
Benjamin K. T’sou | Tom B.Y Lai | Samuel W.K. Chan | Weijun Gao | Xuegang Zhan
Second Chinese Language Processing Workshop

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Dependency-based Syntactic Annotation of a Chiense Corpus
Tom B. Y. Lai | Changning Huang
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora

1999

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Free Word Order in a Constraint-based Implementation of Dependency Grammar
Tom B.Y. Lai | Changning Huang
Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

1998

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Human Judgment as a Basis for Evaluation of Discourse-Connective-Based Full-Text Abstraction in Chinese
Benjamin K. T’sou | Hing-Lung Lin | Tom B. Y. Lai | Samuel W. K. Chan
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1998: Special Issue on the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

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Complements and Adjuncts in Dependency Grammar Parsing Emulated by a Constrained Context-Free Grammar
Tom B.Y. Lai | Changning Huang
Processing of Dependency-Based Grammars

1997

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Human Judgment as a Basis for Evaluation of Discourse-Connective-based Full-text Abstraction in Chinese
Benjamin K. T’sou | Hing-Lung Lin | Tom B. Y. Lai
Proceedings of the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

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Chinese Word Segmentation and Part-of-Speech Tagging in One Step
Tom B.Y. Lai | Maosong Sun | Benjamin K. T’sou | S. Caesar Lun
ROCLING 1997 Poster Papers

1995

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Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
Benjamin K. T’sou | Tom B. Y. Lai
Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation