ADAPT Centre researchers have had two papers accepted to the 2nd CLTW 2016 – Celtic Language Technology Workshop in Paris this July. The papers are titled Tapadóir: English to Irish Machine Translation with Automatic Post-Editing authored by Meghan Dowling, Yvette Graham, Teresa Lynn and John Judge, and Universal Dependencies for Irish authored by Teresa Lynn and Jennifer Foster.
Speaking about the paper on Universal Dependencies for Irish, Dr Teresa Lynn said: “Language resources that enable cross-lingual studies have become increasingly valuable for lesser-resourced languages such as Irish, as they allow for easier sharing of resources, thus overcoming the problem of data scarcity. The Universal Dependencies (UD) Project is an initiative aimed at cross-lingual studies of treebanks, linguistic structures and parsing. Its goal is to create a set of harmonised treebanks that are designed according to a universal annotation scheme.”
Dr Lynn continued: “In this paper, we report on the conversion of the Irish Dependency Treebank (IDT) to a UD version of the treebank that they term the Irish Universal Dependency Treebank (IUDT). The paper reports on the mapping of the IDT labeling scheme to the UD scheme, along with a clear description of the structural changes required in this conversion.”
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