The IBM Arabic-English Word Alignment Corpus

This report documents our work on producing a hand word aligned corpus for Arabic-English. We describe the corpus, the guidelines given to the annotators, and a measurement of the intra- and inter-annotator agreement. This corpus has been used as training material for both word alignment algorithms and machine translation algorithms.

By: Abraham Ittycheriah; Yaser Al-Onaizan; Salim Roukos

Published in: RC24024 in 2006


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