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Conceptual and procedural information for verb tense disambiguation: The English Simple Past

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Cartoni, Bruno
Published in Padilla Cruz, M. Relevance Theory. Recent developments, current challenges and future directions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2016, p. 104-143
Collection Pragmatics & Beyond New Series; 268
Abstract This chapter discusses the necessary linguistic and pragmatic support for im- proving statistical machine translation systems with respect to verbal tenses. The English Simple Past can be translated into French through a series of tenses because of its conceptual, procedural and pragmatic meanings. By testing and validating its usages in offline experiments with a linguistic judgment task, a general predictive model for the cross-linguistic variation of a verbal tense is proposed. The implementation of the procedure encoded by the Simple Past for a statistical machine translation system improved its results in terms of coher- ence and lexical choices. Thus, this chapter shows that such approach to auto- matic translation of verbal tenses seems promising and worth pursuing.
Keywords Verbal tensesTranslation corporaStatistical machine translationConceptual-procedural distinctionSubjectivity
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ISBN: 979-90-272-5673-7
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Research group Sémantique-pragmatique-cognition
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GRISOT, Cristina, CARTONI, Bruno, MOESCHLER, Jacques. Conceptual and procedural information for verb tense disambiguation: The English Simple Past. In: Padilla Cruz, M. (Ed.). Relevance Theory. Recent developments, current challenges and future directions. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2016. p. 104-143. (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series; 268) doi: 10.1075/pbns.268.05gri https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:109845

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