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Dudley North visits North London: Learning When to Transliterate to Arabic

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posted on 09.06.2013, 00:00 by Mahmoud Azab, Houda BouamorHouda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit, Kemal OflazerKemal Oflazer
We report the results of our work on automating the transliteration decision of named entities for English to Arabic machine translation. We construct a classification-based framework to automate this decision, evaluate our classifier both in the limited news and the diverse Wikipedia domains, and achieve promising accuracy. Moreover, we demonstrate a reduction of translation error and an improvement in the performance of an English-to-Arabic machine translation system.


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Published in Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2013, pages 439–444, Atlanta, Georgia, 9–14 June 2013.



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