Tag Archives: disambiguation

Leaving ambiguity unresolved

Disambiguation is an essential process in machine translation. Sometimes, however, it seems more rational and logical to leave an ambiguity in the translation. This is the case when (i) there is an ambiguous word in the sentence to be translated; … Continue reading

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Grammatical word-disambiguation again and again

The main difficulty here seems to lie in the adaptation of the grammatical disambiguation module. Indeed, for the French language, such a module performs disambiguation with respect to about 100 categories. The number of pairs (or 3-tuples, 4-tuples, etc.) of … Continue reading

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Grammatical word-disambiguation again

The challenge is especially that of generalizing the grammatical word-disambiguation to several languages. Creating a module of grammatical word-disambiguation for each language appears to be a long and arduous task. This seems to be the main difficulty. But if a … Continue reading

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Further reflexions on the status of “I love you” in Corsican language

Let us briefly recall the problem: translating ‘I love you’ might sound trivial, but it’s not. In fact, ‘ti amu‘ is not the best translation. The best translation is ‘ti tengu caru‘ when addressed to a male person, or ‘ti … Continue reading

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More on polymorphic disambiguation…

Let’s take another look at polymorphic disambiguation. We shall consider the French word sequence ‘nombre de’. The translation into Corsican (the same goes for English and other languages) cannot be identical, because ‘number of’ can be translated in two different … Continue reading

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Performing our first open test of the year

Let us comment on the remaining errors encountered in the above open test: French ‘carrière’ remains undisambiguated: either carriera (career) or cava (quarry): two occurrences ‘de’: French ‘de’ is perhaps the most difficult word to translate into another language, due … Continue reading

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Word sense disambiguation: a hard case

Let us consider a hard case for word sense disambiguation, in the context of French to Corsican MT. But the same goes for French to English MT. It relates to French words such as: ‘accomplit’, ‘affaiblit’, ‘affranchit’, ‘alourdit’, ‘amortit’. The … Continue reading

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More on grammatical type disambiguation

Let us focus on grammatical type disambiguation, which is a subproblem of word disambiguation. General grammatical types are: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, gerundive, etc. But for grammatical type disambiguation purposes, more accuracy is in order: instances of grammatical types … Continue reading

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Disambiguating ‘nombre de’

Let us consider here the disambiguation of ‘nombre de’ which can be according to the cases: a singular masculine noun followed by a preposition: in this case, ‘nombre de’ translates to numaru di (number of) an indefinite pronoun: in this … Continue reading

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Proper nouns: handling some false positives

Now handling some kind of false positives related to proper nouns translation. As this type of error is somewhat widespread, it could result in a 0.2% increase in overall accuracy. Of interest in the present case: recall that ‘détroit’ is … Continue reading

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