Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Local Translation Prediction with Global Sentence Representation / 1398
Jiajun Zhang, Dakun Zhang, Jie Hao

Statistical machine translation models have made great progress in improving the translation quality. However, the existing models predict the target translation with only the source- and target-side local context information. In practice, distinguishing good translations from bad ones does not only depend on the local features, but also rely on the global sentence-level information. In this paper, we explore the source-side global sentence-level features for target-side local translation prediction. We propose a novel bilingually-constrained chunk-based convolutional neural network to learn sentence semantic representations. With the sentence-level feature representation, we further design a feed-forward neural network to better predict translations using both local and global information. The large-scale experiments show that our method can obtain substantial improvements in translation quality over the strong baseline: the hierarchical phrase-based translation model augmented with the neural network joint model.