Nguyen-Hoang Minh-Cong

Also published as: Nguyen Hoang Minh Cong


A Simple and Fast Strategy for Handling Rare Words in Neural Machine Translation
Nguyen-Hoang Minh-Cong | Vinh Thi Ngo | Van Vinh Nguyen
Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 12th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Student Research Workshop

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) has currently obtained state-of-the-art in machine translation systems. However, dealing with rare words is still a big challenge in translation systems. The rare words are often translated using a manual dictionary or copied from the source to the target with original words. In this paper, we propose a simple and fast strategy for integrating constraints during the training and decoding process to improve the translation of rare words. The effectiveness of our proposal is demonstrated in both high and low-resource translation tasks, including the language pairs: English → Vietnamese, Chinese → Vietnamese, Khmer → Vietnamese, and Lao → Vietnamese. We show the improvements of up to +1.8 BLEU scores over the baseline systems.


The UET-ICTU Submissions to the VLSP 2020 News Translation Task
Ngo Thi-Vinh | Nguyen Minh-Thuan | Nguyen Hoang Minh Cong | Nguyen Hoang-Quan | Nguyen Phuong-Thai | Nguyen Van-Vinh
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Vietnamese Language and Speech Processing