Context-based approach for pivot translation services

Rie Tanaka, Yohei Murakami, Toru Ishida

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Machine translation services available on the Web are becoming increasingly popular. However, a pivot translation service is required to realize translations between non-English languages by cascading different translation services via English. As a result, the meaning of words often drifts due to the inconsistency, asymmetry and intransitivity of word selections among translation services. In this paper, we propose context-based coordination to maintain the consistency of word meanings during pivot translation services. First, we propose a method to automatically generate multilingual equivalent terms based on bilingual dictionaries and use generated terms to propagate context among combined translation services. Second, we show a multiagent architecture as one way of implementation, wherein a coordinator agent gathers and propagates context from/to a translation agent. We generated trilingual equivalent noun terms and implemented a Japanese-to-German-and-back translation, cascading into four translation services. The evaluation results showed that the generated terms can cover over 58% of all nouns. The translation quality was improved by 40% for all sentences, and the quality rating for all sentences increased by an average of 0.47 points on a five-point scale. These results indicate that we can realize consistent pivot translation services through context-based coordination based on existing services.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIJCAI-09 - Proceedings of the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
出版者International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
ページ1555-1561
ページ数7
ISBN(印刷物)9781577354260
出版物ステータスPublished - 2009 1 1
イベント21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2009 - Pasadena, United States
継続期間: 2009 7 112009 7 16

出版物シリーズ

名前IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ISSN(印刷物)1045-0823

Conference

Conference21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2009
United States
Pasadena
期間09/7/1109/7/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Tanaka, R., Murakami, Y., & Ishida, T. (2009). Context-based approach for pivot translation services. : IJCAI-09 - Proceedings of the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (pp. 1555-1561). (IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence). International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence.