[Elsnet-list] Cambridge SMT Toolkit - Open Source Release

Bill Byrne bill.byrne at eng.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 6 19:30:02 CEST 2014

Statistical machine translation tools developed at Cambridge University are now available at http://ucam-smt.github.io/ .  

This is an initial release, featuring:
- HiFST -- Hierarchical phrase-based statistical machine translation based on the Google OpenFst Toolkit http://openfst.org 
- Direct production of translation lattices as Weighted Finite State Automata
- Efficient WFSA rescoring procedures
- OpenFst wrappers for direct inclusion of KenLM and ARPA language models as WFSAs
- Lattice Minimum Error Rate Training
- Lattice Minimum Bayes Risk decoding
- Recursive Transition Networks and Pushdown Automata
- Client/Server mode
- WFSA true-casing
- and much more

A tutorial (http://ucam-smt.github.io/tutorial) based on the Cambridge 2013 WMT Russian-English system is also included 

To get the toolkit:
- https://github.com/ucam-smt/ucam-smt/archive/master.zip
- git clone https://github.com/ucam-smt/ucam-smt.git

Bill Byrne
University of Cambridge

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