Rapid porting of DUSTer to Hindi

TitleRapid porting of DUSTer to Hindi
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDorr BJ, Ayan N F, Habash N, Madnani N, Hwa R
JournalACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP)
Pagination118 - 123
Date Published2003/06//
ISBN Number1530-0226
KeywordsDivergences, Machine translation

The frequent occurrence of divergences—structural differences between languages---presents a great challenge for statistical word-level alignment and machine translation. This paper describes the adaptation of DUSTer, a divergence unraveling package, to Hindi during the DARPA TIDES-2003 Surprise Language Exercise. We show that it is possible to port DUSTer to Hindi in under 3 days.