Elisabeth Maier

Also published as: Elisabeth Mager


2018

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Lost in Translation: Analysis of Information Loss During Machine Translation Between Polysynthetic and Fusional Languages
Manuel Mager | Elisabeth Mager | Alfonso Medina-Urrea | Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz | Katharina Kann
Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Modeling of Polysynthetic Languages

Machine translation from polysynthetic to fusional languages is a challenging task, which gets further complicated by the limited amount of parallel text available. Thus, translation performance is far from the state of the art for high-resource and more intensively studied language pairs. To shed light on the phenomena which hamper automatic translation to and from polysynthetic languages, we study translations from three low-resource, polysynthetic languages (Nahuatl, Wixarika and Yorem Nokki) into Spanish and vice versa. Doing so, we find that in a morpheme-to-morpheme alignment an important amount of information contained in polysynthetic morphemes has no Spanish counterpart, and its translation is often omitted. We further conduct a qualitative analysis and, thus, identify morpheme types that are commonly hard to align or ignored in the translation process.

2004

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How to Disassemble Alphabetical Processions - Morphological Treatment of Unknown Words
Stephan Bopp | Sandro Pedrazzini | Elisabeth Maier
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

2000

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Terms Specification and Extraction within a Linguistic-based Intranet Service
Sandro Pedrazzini | Elisabeth Maier | Dierk König
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

1997

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Clarification Dialogues as Measure to Increase Robustness in a Spoken Dialogue System
Elisabeth Maier | Norbert Reithinger | Jan Alexandersson
Interactive Spoken Dialog Systems: Bringing Speech and NLP Together in Real Applications

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Insights into the Dialogue Processing of VERBMOBIL
Jan Alexandersson | Norbert Reithinger | Elisabeth Maier
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1995

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Utilizing Statistical Dialogue Act Processing in Verbrnobil
Norbert Reithinger | Elisabeth Maier
33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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A Robust and Efficient Three-Layered Dialogue Component for a Speech-to-Speech Translation System
Jan Alexandersson | Elisabeth Maier | Norbert Reithinger
Seventh Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1994

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Generating Cooperative System Responses in Information Retrieval Dialogues
Markus Fischer | Elisabeth Maier | Adelheit Stein
Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Natural Language Generation

1993

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The Representation of Interdependencies between Communicative Goals and Rhetorical Relations in the Framework of Multimedia Document Generation
Elisabeth Maier
Intentionality and Structure in Discourse Relations

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Textual Constraints, Rhetorical RElations and Communicative Goals and Rhetorical Relations in the Framework of Multimedia Document Generation
Elisabeth Maier
Intentionality and Structure in Discourse Relations