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Fast and Accurate Sentence Alignment of Bilingual Corpora

Robert C. Moore

Abstract

We present a new method for aligning sentences with their translations in a parallel bilingual corpus. Previous approaches have generally been based either on sentence length or word correspondences. Sentence-length-based methods are relatively fast and fairly accurate. Word-correspondence-based methods are generally more accurate but much slower, and usually depend on cognates or a bilingual lexicon. Our method adapts and combines these approaches, achieving high accuracy at a modest computational cost, and requiring no knowledge of the languages or the corpus beyond division into words and sentences.

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Publication typeInproceedings
URLhttp://www.springer-ny.com/
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
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