Convergence of Translation Memory and Statistical Machine Translation

Philipp Koehn, Jean Senellart

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We present two methods that merge ideas from statistical machine translation (SMT) and translation memories (TM). We use a TM to retrieve matches for source segments, and replace the mismatched parts with instructions to an SMT system to fill in the gap. We show that for fuzzy matches of over 70%, one method outperforms both SMT and TM baselines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Joint EM + ICNGL Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationBringing MT to the User: Research on Integrating MT in the Translation Industry (JEC '10)
EditorsVentisislav Zhechev
Place of PublicationDenver, CO
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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