|LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation
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|Cairo: An Alignment Visualization Tool
|Smith Noah A. (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, email@example.com)
Jahr Michael E. (Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Java, Statistical Machine Translation, Visualization, Word Alignment
|Session WP3 - Multilingual Corpora
|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.