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Preferences and Defaults for Definiteness and Number in Japanese to German Machine Translation

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  • Computerlinguistik
  • Japanisch
  • Maschinelle Übersetzung
  • Deutsch
  • Ddc:418
  • Linguistics


A significant problem when translating Japanese dialogues into German is the missing information on number and definiteness in the Japanese analysis output. The integration of the search for such information into the transfer process provides an efficient solution. General transfer includes conditions to make it possible to consider external knowledge. Thereby, grammatical and lexical knowledge of the source language, knowledge of lexical restrictions on the target language, domain knowledge and discourse knowledge are accessible.

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