FLExTrans -- A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource Languages
Low-resource languages have largely been left out of the machine translation revolution. Because of insufficient text data, the results of using statistical machine translation are subpar. FLExTrans is a transfer-based machine translation system that is easy to use for ordinary linguists.
It is linguist-friendly because a central component is the intuitive application Fieldworks Language Explorer. This application serves as the repository for lexicons, the place where entries are linked and the tool for the analysis piece of the analysis-transfer-synthesis-style system. Apertium, the well-established open-source machine translation platform, is used for the transfer piece of the system and STAMP for the synthesis piece. The linguist’s role is to link lexicon entries and write transfer rules to do either word or syntactic-level translation.
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FLExTrans Modules Ready to Run
Source Text Analyzed
Resulting Target Text After Translation
Link Senses between Languages with the Sense Linker Tool
Troubleshoot Transfer Rules with the Live Rule Testing Tool
Edit Transfer Rules with an XML Editor
Examine the Bilingual Lexicon
Make Custom Entries in the Bilingual Lexicon