DATA AUGMENTATION FOR VIETNAMESE-ENGLISH STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION USING BACK-TRANSLATION AND ADAPTIVE SELECTION TECHNIQUE81 views
Keywords:Back-translation; Statistical machine translation; Data augmentation.
Back-translation (BT) has become one of the effective techniques for data augmentation in Neural Machine Translation, especially for low resource languages. Most research related to BT in machine translation mainly focuses on Neural Machine Translation of European languages. In this article, we study on applying BT to increase the quality of training data for Vietnamese-English statistical machine translation. Two adaptive measures were proposed to evaluate the generated English sentence set and select “good” sentences to enhance the training data. Experimental results on the MOSES statistical machine translation system with Vietnamese-English language pairs show that our proposed method yields approximately 0.8 BLEU improvement.
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