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Distance-based Reordering in English to Hindi Statistical Machine Translation

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 89 - Number 20
Year of Publication: 2014
Sudhakar Kumawat
Nitish Chandra

Sudhakar Kumawat and Nitish Chandra. Article: Distance-based Reordering in English to Hindi Statistical Machine Translation. International Journal of Computer Applications 89(20):37-40, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sudhakar Kumawat and Nitish Chandra},
	title = {Article: Distance-based Reordering in English to Hindi Statistical Machine Translation},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {89},
	number = {20},
	pages = {37-40},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper compares different reordering models on English to Hindi statistical machine translation system. The two Indo-European languages differ significantly in their word order preferences. While English follows SVO model, Hindi follows SOV model. Therefore both long distance and short distance reordering becomes important. The reordering models available in MOSES SMT are discussed and compared with a more novel approach called distance-based reordering. This new approach significantly improves the quality of English to Hindi translation, both in terms of BLEU score and subjective human evaluation. .


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