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Title First Steps Towards Coverage-Based Sentence Alignment
Authors Luís Gomes and Gabriel Pereira Lopes
Abstract In this paper, we introduce a coverage-based scoring function that discriminates between parallel and non-parallel sentences. When plugged into Bleualign, a state-of-the-art sentence aligner, our function improves both precision and recall of alignments over the originally proposed BLEU score. Furthermore, since our scoring function uses Moses phrase tables directly we avoid the need to translate the texts to be aligned, which is time-consuming and a potential source of alignment errors.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation, Acquisition
Full paper First Steps Towards Coverage-Based Sentence Alignment
Bibtex @InProceedings{GOMES16.959,
  author = {Luís Gomes and Gabriel Pereira Lopes},
  title = {First Steps Towards Coverage-Based Sentence Alignment},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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