Statistical Machine Translation for Bilingually Low-Resource Scenarios: A Round-Tripping Approach

Benyamin Ahmadnia, Gholamreza Haffari, Javier Serrano

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In this paper we apply the round-tripping algorithm to Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) for making effective use of monolingual data to tackle the training data scarcity. In this approach, the outbound-trip (forward) and inbound-trip (backward) translation tasks make a closed loop, and produce informative feedback to train the translation models. Based on this produced feedback we iteratively update the forward and backward translation models. The experimental results show that translation quality is improved for Persian\leftrightarrow Spanish translation task.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication5th International Congress on Information Science and Technology, CiSt 2018
EditorsMohammed Al Achhab, Mohammed El Mohajir, Ismail Jellouli, Badr Eddine El Mohajir
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643853
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameColloquium in Information Science and Technology, CIST
ISSN (Print)2327-185X
ISSN (Electronic)2327-1884


  • low-resource languages
  • natural language processing
  • round-tripping algorithm
  • statistical machine translation


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