Towards coordination of multiple machine translation services

Rie Tanaka*, Toru Ishida, Yohei Murakami

*Corresponding author for this work

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Machine translation services available on theWeb are getting increasingly popular. Multiple translation services are often combined for intercultural communication. Furthermore, since English is most frequently used as a hub language, it is often necessary to cascade different translation services to realize translations between non-English languages. As a result, the word sense is often changed because of the inconsistency, asymmetry, and intransitivity of word selections between machine translation services. Therefore, we propose a context-based coordination framework in which the context is propagated among cascaded translation services by referring to multilingual equivalent terms. By considering machine translation services as black boxes, we achieve substantial quality improvements through Web service coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI 2008 Conference and Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 23
Externally publishedYes
EventJSAI 2008 Conference and Workshops: New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - Asahikawa, Japan
Duration: 2008 Jun 112008 Jun 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5447 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceJSAI 2008 Conference and Workshops: New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence


  • Context-based coordination
  • Machine translations
  • Service composition architectures
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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