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Cyril Goutte, Nicola Cancedda, Marc Dymetman, and George Foster

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262072977

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262072977.001.0001

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Mining Patents for Parallel Corpora

Mining Patents for Parallel Corpora

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(p.41) 2 Mining Patents for Parallel Corpora
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Learning Machine Translation
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Masao Utiyama

Hitoshi Isahara

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262072977.003.0002

Large-scale parallel corpora are indispensable language resources for machine translation (MT). However, there are only a few publicly available large-scale parallel corpora. This chapter describes a Japanese-English patent parallel corpus created from patent families filed in Japan and the United States. The parallel corpus contains about 2 million sentence pairs that were aligned automatically. This is the largest Japanese-English parallel corpus and will be available to the public after the NTCIR-7 workshop meeting.

Keywords:   large-scale parallel corpora, machine translation, Japanese-English patent parallel corpus, patent families

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