Challenges for Arabic Machine Translation

Abdelhadi Soudi | École Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale
Ali Farghaly | Monterey Institute of International Studies
Günter Neumann | German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Rabih Zbib | BBN Technologies (USA)
ISBN 9789027249951 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027273628 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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This book is the first volume that focuses on the specific challenges of machine translation with Arabic either as source or target language. It nicely fills a gap in the literature by covering approaches that belong to the three major paradigms of machine translation: Example-based, statistical and knowledge-based. It provides broad but rigorous coverage of the methods for incorporating linguistic knowledge into empirical MT. The book brings together original and extended contributions from a group of distinguished researchers from both academia and industry. It is a welcome and much-needed repository of important aspects in Arabic Machine Translation such as morphological analysis and syntactic reordering, both central to reducing the distance between Arabic and other languages. Most of the proposed techniques are also applicable to machine translation of Semitic languages other than Arabic, as well as translation of other languages with a complex morphology.
[Natural Language Processing, 9] 2012.  viii, 157 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book deserves praise for evading the funding-driven focus on Machine Translation from Arabic to English. Machine Translation in the opposite translation direction is of great practical value to the Arab countries and at the same time a technological challenge because of the morphological richness of the Arabic language.”
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Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies

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CF/2CSR: Linguistics/Arabic

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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