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.
|Title of host publication||MT NIST Evaluation Workshop 2005|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|