Graeme Blackwood


2018

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Multilingual Neural Machine Translation with Task-Specific Attention
Graeme Blackwood | Miguel Ballesteros | Todd Ward
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Multilingual machine translation addresses the task of translating between multiple source and target languages. We propose task-specific attention models, a simple but effective technique for improving the quality of sequence-to-sequence neural multilingual translation. Our approach seeks to retain as much of the parameter sharing generalization of NMT models as possible, while still allowing for language-specific specialization of the attention model to a particular language-pair or task. Our experiments on four languages of the Europarl corpus show that using a target-specific model of attention provides consistent gains in translation quality for all possible translation directions, compared to a model in which all parameters are shared. We observe improved translation quality even in the (extreme) low-resource zero-shot translation directions for which the model never saw explicitly paired parallel data.

2015

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A Coarse-Grained Model for Optimal Coupling of ASR and SMT Systems for Speech Translation
Gaurav Kumar | Graeme Blackwood | Jan Trmal | Daniel Povey | Sanjeev Khudanpur
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

2012

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Lattice-Based Minimum Error Rate Training Using Weighted Finite-State Transducers with Tropical Polynomial Weights
Aurelien Waite | Graeme Blackwood | William Byrne
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing

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Syntax-Based Word Ordering Incorporating a Large-Scale Language Model
Yue Zhang | Graeme Blackwood | Stephen Clark
Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2010

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Hierarchical Phrase-Based Translation with Weighted Finite-State Transducers and Shallow-n Grammars
Adrià de Gispert | Gonzalo Iglesias | Graeme Blackwood | Eduardo R. Banga | William Byrne
Computational Linguistics, Volume 36, Issue 3 - September 2010

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The CUED HiFST System for the WMT10 Translation Shared Task
Juan Pino | Gonzalo Iglesias | Adrià de Gispert | Graeme Blackwood | Jamie Brunning | William Byrne
Proceedings of the Joint Fifth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation and MetricsMATR

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Fluency Constraints for Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding of Statistical Machine Translation Lattices
Graeme Blackwood | Adrià de Gispert | William Byrne
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010)

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Efficient Path Counting Transducers for Minimum Bayes-Risk Decoding of Statistical Machine Translation Lattices
Graeme Blackwood | Adrià de Gispert | William Byrne
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Conference Short Papers

2008

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European Language Translation with Weighted Finite State Transducers: The CUED MT System for the 2008 ACL Workshop on SMT
Graeme Blackwood | Adrià de Gispert | Jamie Brunning | William Byrne
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Phrasal Segmentation Models for Statistical Machine Translation
Graeme Blackwood | Adrià de Gispert | William Byrne
Coling 2008: Companion volume: Posters