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Syntactic Reordering for Arabic- English Phrase-Based Machine Translation

  • Arwa Hatem
  • Nazlia Omar
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 118)

Abstract

Machine Translation (MT) refers to the use of a machine for performing translation task which converts text or speech in one Natural Language (Source Language (SL)) into another Natural Language (Target Language (TL)). The translation from Arabic to English is difficult task due to the Arabic languages are highly inflectional, rich morphology and relatively free word order. Word ordering plays an important part in the translation process. The paper proposes a transfer-based approach in Arabic to English MT to handle the word ordering problem. Preliminary tested indicate that our system, AE-TBMT is competitive when compared against other approaches from the literature.

Keywords

Rule based Arabic Syntactic word reordering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arwa Hatem
    • 1
  • Nazlia Omar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

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