Edited by Didier Bourigault, Christian Jacquemin and Marie-Claude L'Homme
[Natural Language Processing 2] 2001
► pp. 225–244
Software tools to support the construction of bilingual terminology lexicons
Many problems in terminology translation can be solved by working with existing translated texts. However, large-scale bilingual lexicon building from previously translated documents takes a lot of human effort. This chapter describes an automatic terminology alignment algorithm that can be used as a valuable pre-processing step in the interactive process of lexicon construction. The system can present the human expert with a summary of the plausible translations of high enough quality that it can reduce the number of sentences which need to be read by roughly a factor of five in many cases. When compared to a manually constructed lexicon in a particular case study, the automatic system achieved a precision of 56% and an exact recall of 70%. In addition, more than half the remaining terms can be obtained with minimal edit operations on the extracted text.
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