Resource: BOLT Egyptian Arabic-English Word Alignment -- Conversational Telephone Speech Training

Reference BOLT Egyptian Arabic-English Word Alignment -- Conversational Telephone Speech Training
Date of Submission March 23, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 822-877-327-803-1
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Source
Language Egyptian Arabic, English
Format/MIME Type text/plain
Size 9007 KB
Access Medium Web Download
Description

*Introduction*

BOLT Egyptian Arabic-English Word Alignment -- Conversational Telephone Speech Training was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and consists of 153,171 words of Egyptian Arabic and English parallel text enhanced with linguistic tags to indicate word relations.

The DARPA BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) program developed machine translation and information retrieval for less formal genres, focusing particularly on user-generated content. LDC supported the BOLT program by collecting informal data sources -- discussion forums, text messaging and chat -- in Chinese, Egyptian Arabic and English. The collected data was translated and annotated for various tasks including word alignment, treebanking, propbanking and co-reference.

*Data*

The source data in this release consists of transcripts of Egyptian Arabic conversational telephone speech (CTS) from LDC's CALLHOME and CALLFRIEND collections (LDC97S45, LDC97T19, LDC2002S37, LDC2002T38, LDC96S49) that were ranslated into English by professional translation agencies and annotated for the word alignment task.

The BOLT word alignment task was built on treebank annotation. Specifically, Egyptian Arabic source tree tokens were automatically extracted from tree files in LDC's BOLT Egyptian Arabic Treebank. Those tree files had been tagged for part-of-speech and syntactically annotated. That data was then aligned and annotated for the word alignment task.

The data profile broken down by character tokens, tree tokens and segments appears below:

Language
Genre
Files
Words
Tree-tokens
Segments

Egyptian Arabic
CTS
176
153,171
215,896
20,010

*Acknowledgement*

This material is based upon work supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under Contract No. HR0011-11-C-0145. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

Version 1.0
Creator Stephanie Strassel , Xuansong Li , Stephen Grimes
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
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