Explicit Length Modelling for Statistical Machine Translation
Explicit length modelling has been previously explored in statistical pattern recognition with successful results. In this paper, two length models along with two parameter estimation methods for statis- tical machine translation (SMT) are presented. More precisely, we in- corporate explicit length modelling in a state-of-the-art log-linear SMT system as an additional feature function in order to prove the contribu- tion of length information. Finally, promising experimental results are reported on a reference SMT task.