SEM-I rational MT : enriching deep grammars with a semantic interface for scalable machine translation
Lønning, Jan Tore.
Date of Issue2005
Machine Translation Summit (10th : 2005)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
In the LOGON machine translation system where semantic transfer using Minimal Recursion Semantics is being developed in conjunction with two existing broad-coverage grammars of Norwegian and English, we motivate the use of a grammar-specific semantic interface (SEM-I) to facilitate the construction and maintenance of a scalable translation engine. The SEM-I is a theoretically grounded component of each grammar, capturing several classes of lexical regularities while also serving the crucial engineering function of supplying a reliable and complete specification of the elementary predications the grammar can realize. We make extensive use of underspecification and type hierarchies to maximize generality and precision.
© 2005 AAMT. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit X, Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://www.mt-archive.info/MTS-2005-Flickinger.pdf].