Exploiting Semantics in Neural Machine Translation with Graph Convolutional Network

Diego Marcheggiani, Joost Bastings, Ivan Titov

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Abstract

Semantic representations have long been argued as potentially useful for enforcing meaning preservation and improving generalization performance of machine translation methods. In this work, we are the first to incorporate information about predicate-argument structure of source sentences (namely, semantic-role representations) into neural machine translation. We use Graph Convolutional Networks (GCNs) to inject a semantic bias into sentence encoders and achieve improvements in BLEU scores over the linguistic-agnostic and syntax-aware versions on the English–German language pair.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
Place of PublicationNew Orleans, Louisiana
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages486-492
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2018
Event16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20186 Jun 2018
http://naacl2018.org/

Conference

Conference16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies
Abbreviated titleNAACL HLT 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period1/06/186/06/18
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