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Title English-Spanish Large Statistical Dictionary of Inflectional Forms
Authors Grigori Sidorov, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño and Paolo Rosso
Abstract The paper presents an approach for constructing a weighted bilingual dictionary of inflectional forms using as input data a traditional bilingual dictionary, and not parallel corpora. An algorithm is developed that generates all possible morphological (inflectional) forms and weights them using information on distribution of corresponding grammar sets (grammar information) in large corpora for each language. The algorithm also takes into account the compatibility of grammar sets in a language pair; for example, verb in past tense in language L normally is expected to be translated by verb in past tense in Language L'. We consider that the developed method is universal, i.e. can be applied to any pair of languages. The obtained dictionary is freely available. It can be used in several NLP tasks, for example, statistical machine translation.
Topics Lexicon, lexical database, Morphology, Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation
Full paper English-Spanish Large Statistical Dictionary of Inflectional Forms
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Bibtex @InProceedings{SIDOROV10.229,
  author = {Grigori Sidorov and Alberto Barrón-Cedeño and Paolo Rosso},
  title = {English-Spanish Large Statistical Dictionary of Inflectional Forms},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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