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Dalianis, H., Xing, H. & Xin, Z. (2010). Creating a reusable English-Chinese parallel corpus for bilingual dictionary construction. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010: . Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010, 17 May 2010 through 23 May 2010 (pp. 1700-1705). European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating a reusable English-Chinese parallel corpus for bilingual dictionary construction
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010, European Language Resources Association (ELRA) , 2010, p. 1700-1705Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper first describes an experiment to construct an English-Chinese parallel corpus, then applying the Uplug word alignment tool on the corpus and finally produce and evaluate an English-Chinese word list. The Stockholm English-Chinese Parallel Corpus (SEC) was created by downloading English-Chinese parallel corpora from a Chinese web site containing law texts that have been manually translated from Chinese to English. The parallel corpus contains 104 563 Chinese characters equivalent to 59 918 Chinese words, and the corresponding English corpus contains 75 766 English words. However Chinese writing does not utilize any delimiters to mark word boundaries so we had to carry out word segmentation as a preprocessing step on the Chinese corpus. Moreover since the parallel corpus is downloaded from Internet the corpus is noisy regarding to alignment between corresponding translated sentences. Therefore we used 60 hours of manually work to align the sentences in the English and Chinese parallel corpus before performing automatic word alignment using Uplug. The word alignment with Uplug was carried out from English to Chinese. Nine respondents evaluated the resulting English-Chinese word list with frequency equal to or above three and we obtained an accuracy of 73.1 percent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2010
Keywords
Translation (languages), Bilingual dictionary, Chinese characters, Chinese writings, English-chinese parallel corpora, Parallel corpora, Pre-processing step, Word alignment, Word segmentation, Alignment
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223005 (URN)000356879506079 ()2-s2.0-85037526071 (Scopus ID)2951740867 (ISBN)9782951740860 (ISBN)
Conference
7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010, 17 May 2010 through 23 May 2010
Note

QC 20180216

Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
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