Hybrid Approaches to Machine Translation

  • Marta R. Costa-jussà
  • Reinhard Rapp
  • Patrik Lambert
  • Kurt Eberle
  • Rafael E. Banchs
  • Bogdan Babych

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cristina España-Bonet, Marta R. Costa-jussà
    Pages 1-24
  3. Adding Linguistics into SMT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. William D. Lewis, Chris Quirk, Qin Gao
      Pages 27-55
    3. Santanu Pal, Sudip Kumar Naskar
      Pages 57-75
    4. Dan Han, Pascual Martínez-Gómez, Yusuke Miyao
      Pages 77-108
  4. Using Machine Learning in MT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Annette Rios, Anne Göhring
      Pages 111-129
    3. George Tambouratzis, Marina Vassiliou, Sokratis Sofianopoulos
      Pages 131-157
  5. Hybrid NLP Tools Useful for MT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Nathan David Green, Zdeněk Žabokrtský
      Pages 161-190

About this book


This volume provides an overview of the field of Hybrid Machine Translation (MT) and presents some of the latest research conducted by linguists and practitioners from different multidisciplinary areas. Nowadays, most important developments in MT are achieved by combining data-driven and rule-based techniques. These combinations typically involve hybridization of different traditional paradigms, such as the introduction of linguistic knowledge into statistical approaches to MT, the incorporation of data-driven components into rule-based approaches, or statistical and rule-based pre- and post-processing for both types of MT architectures.

The book is of interest primarily to MT specialists, but also – in the wider fields of Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning and Data Mining – to translators and managers of translation companies and departments who are interested in recent developments concerning automated translation tools.


Computational Linguistics HyTra Hybrid Machine Translation Morphology Natural language processing Semantics Syntax

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta R. Costa-jussà
    • 1
  • Reinhard Rapp
    • 2
  • Patrik Lambert
    • 3
  • Kurt Eberle
    • 4
  • Rafael E. Banchs
    • 5
  • Bogdan Babych
    • 6
  1. 1.Universitat politècnica de catalunya BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.University of Aix-Marseille and University of MainzMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.Pompeu Fabra UniversityBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Lingenio GmbHHeidelbergGermany
  5. 5.Institute for Infocomm ResearchSingaporeSingapore
  6. 6.Centre for Translation StudiesUniversity of Leeds School of Modern Languages&CulturesLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21310-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21311-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-032X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-0338
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