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IJCEE 2009 Vol.1 (5): 618-623 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2009.V1.96

Improving Machine Translation Using Hybrid Dictionary-Graph Based Word Sense Disambiguation with Semantic and Statistical Methods

Ola Mohammad Ali, Mahmoud GadAlla and Mohammad Said Abdelwahab

Abstract—This paper describes a machine translation prototype in which noun phrase translation is defined as a subtask of machine translation. A dedicated noun phrase translation subsystem is built and improved to translate Arabic noun phrase into English using only minimal resources for both the source and the target language. This work proposes a dictionary-graph based WSD approach to improve machine translation using hybrid semantic-statistical method based on computing words relatedness and a statistical measure of association to get the relation between ambiguous words. This relation was used with viterbi search algorithm to find the appropriate translation of the Arabic noun phrase. A shallow source language analysis, combined with a translation dictionary and a mapping system of source language phenomena into the target language and a target language corpus for generation are all the resources needed in the described system.

Index Terms—Arabic Noun Phrase, Limited Resources, Machine Translation, Monolingual Corpus, Word Sense Disambiguation.

O. M. Ali, is with Department of Scientific Computing, Faculty of Computer and Information Systems, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt(fax:+2-02-26849677;e-mail: olaforn@yahoo.com)
M. GadAlla, was with Military Technical Collage, Cairo, Egypt. He is now with the Department of Computer Science, Modern Academy, Maadi,Cairo, Egypt (e-mail: mahmoud_mtc@yahoo.com).
M. S. Abdelwahab is with Department of Scientific Computing, Faculty of Computer and Information Systems, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt(e-mail: m_s_wahab@fcisainshams.edu.eg)

Cite: Ola Mohammad Ali, Mahmoud GadAlla and Mohammad Said Abdelwahab, "Improving Machine Translation Using Hybrid Dictionary-Graph Based Word Sense Disambiguation with Semantic and Statistical Methods," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 618-623, 2009.

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ISSN: 1793-8163
Frequency: Semiyearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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