Rapid Deployment of a New METIS Language Pair: Catalan-English

Toni Badia, Maite Melero, Oriol Valentín


Abstract
We show here the viability of a rapid deployment of a new language pair within the METIS architecture. In order to do it, we have benefited from the approach of our existing Spanish-English system, which is particularly generation intensive. Contrarily to other SMT or EBMT systems, the METIS architecture allows us to forgo parallel texts, which for many language pairs, such as Catalan-English are hard to obtain. In this experiment, we have successfully built a Catalan-English prototype by simply plugging a POS tagger for Catalan and a bilingual Catalan-English dictionary to the English generation part of the system already developed for other language pairs.
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L08-1565
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Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)
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May
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2008
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Marrakech, Morocco
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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