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Title: Challenges for Arabic Machine Translation
Edited By: Abdelhadi Soudi
Ali Farghaly
Günter Neumann
Rabih Zbib
Series Title: Natural Language Processing 9

This book is the first volume that focuses on the specific challenges of machine translation with Arabic either as source or target language. It nicely fills a gap in the literature by covering approaches that belong to the three major paradigms of machine translation: Example-based, statistical and knowledge-based. It provides broad but rigorous coverage of the methods for incorporating linguistic knowledge into empirical MT. The book brings together original and extended contributions from a group of distinguished researchers from both academia and industry. It is a welcome and much-needed repository of important aspects in Arabic Machine Translation such as morphological analysis and syntactic reordering, both central to reducing the distance between Arabic and other languages. Most of the proposed techniques are also applicable to machine translation of Semitic languages other than Arabic, as well as translation of other languages with a complex morphology.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027249951
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 90.00
Europe EURO 95.40
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273628
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 76.00
Europe EURO 90.00