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IRIS: English-Irish Machine Translation System

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
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We describe IRIS, a statistical machine translation (SMT) system for translating from English into Irish and vice versa. Since Irish is considered an under-resourced language with a limited amount of machine-readable text, building a machine translation system that produces reasonable translations is rather challenging. As translation is a difficult task, current research in SMT focuses on obtaining statistics either from a large amount of parallel, monolingual or other multilingual resources. Nevertheless, we collected available English-Irish data and developed an SMT system aimed at supporting human translators and enabling cross-lingual language technology tasks.
Conference Name: 
Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC'16)
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10.NA
Publication Date: 
25/05/2016
Conference Location: 
Slovenia
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Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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