Edinburgh System Description for the 2005 NIST MT Evaluation

Philipp Koehn, Amittai Axelrod, Alexandra Birch-Mayne, Chris Callison-Burch, Miles Osborne, David Talbot, Michael White

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This document describes the first NIST MT Evaluation submission of the newly formed Edinburgh University Statistical Machine Translation Group. Our entry to the 2005 DARPA/NIST MT Evaluation was largely based on the 2004 MIT system. In a two month effort we focused on adding more data and a few new features to our Arabic-English system. We also worked on preprocessing and applied some of the lessons learnt to our Chinese-English system. Our efforts resulted in improved translation performance over the previous 2004 system. Competing in the competition was also a valuable learning experience in largescale system building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMT NIST Evaluation Workshop 2005
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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