Harold Somers

Also published as: H.L. Somers, Harold L. Somers


2010

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Mitigating Problems in Analogy-based EBMT with SMT and vice versa: A Case Study with Named Entity Transliteration
Sandipan Dandapat | Sara Morrissey | Sudip Kumar Naskar | Harold Somers
Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2009

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Proceedings of the 13th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation
Lluís Màrquez | Harold Somers
Proceedings of the 13th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

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Proceedings of the 13th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

2006

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Developing Speech Synthesis for Under-Resourced Languages by “Faking it”: An Experiment with Somali
Harold Somers | Gareth Evans | Zeinab Mohamed
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Speech synthesis or text-to-speech (TTS) systems are currently available for a number of the world's major languages, but for thousands of other, unsupported, languages no such technology is available. While awaiting the development of such technology, we propose using an existing TTS system for a major language (the base language, BL) to "fake" TTS for an unsupported language (the target language, TL). This paper describes the factors which determine the choice of a suitable BL for a given TL, and describe an experiment with a fake Somali TTS system evaluated in the real-life situation of a doctor–patient dialogue. 28 Somali participants were asked to judge the comprehensibility of 25 short Somali sentences recorded with a German TTS system. Results suggest that "faking it" provides reasonable stop-gap TTS for unsupported languages.

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Language Engineering and the Pathway to Healthcare: A User-Oriented View
Harold Somers
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Medical Speech Translation

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Detecting Inappropriate Use of Free Online Machine Translation by Language Students. A Special Case of Plagiarism Detection
Harold Somers | Federico Gaspari | Ana Niño
Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

2005

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Faking it: Synthetic Text-to-speech Synthesis for Under-resourced Languages – Experimental Design
Harold Somers
Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2005

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Round-trip Translation: What Is It Good For?
Harold Somers
Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2005

2003

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Computer-based Support for Patients with Limited English
Harold Somers | Hermione Lovel
Proceedings of the 7th International EAMT workshop on MT and other language technology tools, Improving MT through other language technology tools, Resource and tools for building MT at EACL 2003

1999

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Aligning Phonetic Segments for Children’s Articulation Assessment
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics, Volume 25, Number 2, June 1999

1998

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Extracting Recurrent Phrases and Terms from Texts Using a Purely Statistical Method
Zhao-Ming Gao | Harold Somers
Proceedings of the 12th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Similarity metrics for aligning children’s articulation data
Harold L. Somers
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Similarity Metrics for Aligning Children’s Articulation Data
Harold L. Somers
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2

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An Attempt to Use Weighted Cusums to Identify Sublanguages
Harold Somers
New Methods in Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning

1997

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Multilingual Generation and Summarization of Job Adverts: the TREE Project
Harold Somers | Bill Black | Joakim Nivre | Torbjorn Lager | Annarosa Multari | Luca Gilardoni | Jeremy Ellman | Alex Rogers
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1994

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Book Reviews: English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics, Volume 20, Number 3, September 1994

1990

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Machine Translation without a source text
Harold L. Somers | Jun-ichi Tsujii | Danny Jones
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Book Reviews: From Syntax to Semantics: Insights from Machine Translation
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics, Volume 16, Number 1, March 1990

1989

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Fourth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Harold Somers | Mary McGee Wood
Fourth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1988

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Book Reviews: Machine Translation: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics Association, Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 14, Number 1, Winter 1988

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Book Reviews: The Fifth Generation Fallacy: Why Japan is Betting Its Future on Artificial Intelligence
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics, Volume 14, Number 4, December 1988, LFP: A Logic for Linguistic Descriptions and an Analysis of its Complexity

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Experiences With an On-Line Translating Dialogue System
Seiji Miike | Koichi Hasebe | Harold Somers | Shin-ya Amano
26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1987

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Book Reviews: Planning and Understanding: A Computational Approach to Human Reasoning
Harold Somers
Computational Linguistics, Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 13, Numbers 1-2, January-June 1987

1986

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The need for MT-oriented versions of Case and Valency in MT
Harold L. Somers
Coling 1986 Volume 1: The 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1983

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Investigating the Possibility of a Microprocessor-Based Machine Translatton System
Harold L. Somers
First Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1982

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BEDE: A Microprocessor-Based Machine Translation System
H.L. Somers | R.L. Johnson
Coling 1982 Abstracts: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics Abstracts