Word-aligned parallel text : a new resource for contrastive language studies

Martin Volk, Anne Göhring, Stéphanie Lehner, Annette Rios, Rico Sennrich, Heli Uibo

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This paper describes the opportunities that arise from automatic word alignment for bilingual concordances and contrastive language studies. We introduce our parallel corpus of Alpine texts in French and German and our web-based alignment search system. We explain how we have reduced the number of erroneous alignments in the output by distinguishing between dominant and miscellaneous translations. We are currently in the process of extending the system to a new language pair Spanish-Quechua. This poses special problems because of the scarcity of resources for Quechua but also because of the wide typological gap between the languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting Digital Humanities, Conference 2011
Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011
EventSupporting Digital Humanities, Conference 2011 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 17 Nov 201118 Nov 2011


ConferenceSupporting Digital Humanities, Conference 2011


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