Expanding Indonesian-Japanese small translation dictionary using a pivot language

Masatoshi Tsuchiya, Ayu Purwarianti, Toshiyuki Wakita, Seiichi Nakagawa
2007 Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the ACL on Interactive Poster and Demonstration Sessions - ACL '07   unpublished
We propose a novel method to expand a small existing translation dictionary to a large translation dictionary using a pivot language. Our method depends on the assumption that it is possible to find a pivot language for a given language pair on condition that there are both a large translation dictionary from the source language to the pivot language, and a large translation dictionary from the pivot language to the destination language. Experiments that expands the Indonesian-Japanese
more » ... y using the English language as a pivot language shows that the proposed method can improve performance of a real CLIR system.
doi:10.3115/1557769.1557826 fatcat:cjvsvkybsneyzdtt4zcwk5xglq