LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title Cairo: An Alignment Visualization Tool
Authors Smith Noah A. (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA,
Jahr Michael E. (Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA,
Keywords Java, Statistical Machine Translation, Visualization, Word Alignment
Session Session WP3 - Multilingual Corpora
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Abstract While developing a suite of tools for statistical machine translation research, we recognized the need for a visualization tool that would allow researchers to examine and evaluate specific word correspondences generated by a translation system. We developed Cairo to fill this need. Cairo is a free, open-source, portable, user-friendly, GUI-driven program written in Java that provides a visual representation of word correspondences between bilingual pairs of sentences, as well as relevant translation model parameters. This program can be easily adapted for visualization of correspondences in bi-texts based on probability distributions.