Overview of the 2015 ALTA shared task: identifying French cognates in English text

Laurianne Sitbon, Diego Molla, Haoxing Wang

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This paper presents an overview of the 6th ALTA shared task that ran in 2015. The task was to identify in English texts all the potential cognates from the perspective of the French language. In other words, identify all the words in the English text that would acceptably translate into a similar word in French. We present the motivations for the task, the description of the data and the results of the 4 participating teams. We discuss the results against a baseline and prior work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalALTA 2015 : Proceedings of Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop (13th : 2015) - Parramatta, NSW
Duration: 8 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

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