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Finite-state Scriptural Translation

Abstract : We use robust and fast Finite-State Machines (FSMs) to solve scriptural translation problems. We describe a phonetico-morphotactic pivot UIT (universal intermediate transcription), based on the common phonetic repository of Indo-Pak languages. It is also extendable to other language groups. We describe a finite-state scriptural translation model based on finite state transducers and UIT. We report its performance on Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Se-raiki corpora. For evaluation, we design two classification scales based on the word and sentence accuracies for translation system classifications. We also show that subjective evaluations are vital for real life usage of a translation system in addition to objective evaluations.
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Muhammad Ghulam Abbas Malik, Christian Boitet, Pushpak Bhattacharyya. Finite-state Scriptural Translation. COLING 2010, 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics,, Aug 2010, Beijing, China. pp.791 - 800. ⟨hal-02013436⟩



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