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Title: A Discourse Based Approach in Text-Based Machine Translation
Author: Sana Ullah
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Homepage: www.sana-ullah.com
Institution: Inha University
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
Abstract: This paper presents a theoretical research based approach to ellipsis resolution in machine translation. Moreover, the formula of discourse is applied in order to resolve ellipses. The validity of the discourse formula is analyzed by applying it to the real world text i.e. newspaper fragments. The source text is converted into mono-sentential discourses where complex discourses require further dissection either directly into primitive discourses or first into compound discourses and later into primitive ones. The procedure of dissection needs further improvement i.e. discovering as many primitive discourse forms as possible [1]. This work is further improvement to the concepts presented by Khan (Khan, 1995). Likewise, an attempt has been made to investigate new primitive discourses i.e. patterns from the given text.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Busan, Korea
Publication Info: ICCIT 07, Vol. 3, pp 1073-1074


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