1996 SALS-SIG Seminars
SALS-SIG Research Seminar
Using Multiple Language Models for Machine Translation
University of Queensland
When: Friday, 27th September 1996
Where: Room E6A357, Macquarie University
We present a method under development for transferring between Dependency Grammar (DG) formalisms and Phrase Structure Grammar (PSG) formalisms in order to support machine translation (MT) between free and fixed word order languages. Specifically, we define a mapping between Paninian Grammar, a DG based upon the work of Panini, the ancient Sanskrit grammarian, and Joshi's Tree Adjoining Grammar. In a broader sense, we propose that distinct, well defined models of language can be formally related so as to provide an alternative to mono-theoretic models of language which attempt universal coverage.
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