English-Ethiopian Languages Statistical Machine Translation

Solomon Teferra Abate, Michael Melese, Martha Yifiru Tachbelie, Million Meshesha, Solomon Atinafu, Wondwossen Mulugeta, Yaregal Assabie, Hafte Abera, Biniyam Ephrem, Tewodros Gebreselassie, Wondimagegnhue Tsegaye Tufa, Amanuel Lemma, Tsegaye Andargie, Seifedin Shifaw


Abstract
In this paper, we describe an attempt towards the development of parallel corpora for English and Ethiopian Languages, such as Amharic, Tigrigna, Afan-Oromo, Wolaytta and Ge’ez. The corpora are used for conducting bi-directional SMT experiments. The BLEU scores of the bi-directional SMT systems show a promising result. The morphological richness of the Ethiopian languages has a great impact on the performance of SMT especially when the targets are Ethiopian languages.
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W19-3611
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Proceedings of the 2019 Workshop on Widening NLP
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August
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2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL | WS | WiNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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27–30
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