PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

METHOD FOR ALIGNING SENTENCES AT THE WORD LEVEL ENFORCING SELECTIVE CONTIGUITY CONSTRAINTS US20080300857A1.
Xerox Corporation
(2008)

Abstract

An alignment method includes, for a source sentence in a source language, identifying whether the sentence includes at least one candidate term comprising a contiguous subsequence of words of the source sentence. A target sentence in a target language is aligned with the source sentence. This includes developing a probabilistic model which models conditional probability distributions for alignments between words of the source sentence and words of the target sentence and generating an optimal alignment based on the probabilistic model, including, where the source sentence includes the at least one candidate term, enforcing a contiguity constraint which requires that all the words of the target sentence which are aligned with an identified candidate term form a contiguous subsequence of the target sentence.

EPrint Type:Patent
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Natural Language Processing
ID Code:4916
Deposited By:Nicola Cancedda
Deposited On:24 March 2009