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Fast and extensible phrase scoring for Statistical Machine Translation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. (Datorlingvistik)
2010 (English)In: Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, ISSN 0032-6585, E-ISSN 1804-0462, no 93, 87-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Existing tools for generating phrase tables for phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) are generally optimised towards low memory use to allow processing of large corpora with limited memory. Whilst being a reasonable design choice, this approach does not make optimal use of resources when the sufficient memory is available. We present memscore, a new open-source tool to score phrases in memory. Besides acting as a faster drop-in replacement for existing software, it implements a number of standard smoothing techniques and provides a platform for easy experimentation with new scoring methods.

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Prague: Charles University, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics , 2010. no 93, 87-96 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154487DOI: 10.2478v10108-010-0007-5OAI: diva2:420756

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