Summary of the paper

Title Structural alignment of plain text books
Authors André Santos, José João Almeida and Nuno Carvalho
Abstract Text alignment is one of the main processes for obtaining parallel corpora. When aligning two versions of a book, results are often affected by unpaired sections ― sections which only exist in one of the versions of the book. We developed Text::Perfide::BookSync, a Perl module which performs books synchronization (structural alignment based on section delimitation), provided they have been previously annotated by Text::Perfide::BookCleaner. We discuss the need for such a tool and several implementation decisions. The main functions are described, and examples of input and output are presented. Text::Perfide::PartialAlign is an extension of the tool bundled with hunalign which proposes an alternative methods for splitting bitexts.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Information Extraction, Information Retrieval
Full paper Structural alignment of plain text books
Bibtex @InProceedings{SANTOS12.967,
  author = {André Santos and José João Almeida and Nuno Carvalho},
  title = {Structural alignment of plain text books},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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