Victoria Fossum

Also published as: Victoria Li Fossum


Decoding with Large-Scale Neural Language Models Improves Translation
Ashish Vaswani | Yinggong Zhao | Victoria Fossum | David Chiang
Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing


Sequential vs. Hierarchical Syntactic Models of Human Incremental Sentence Processing
Victoria Fossum | Roger Levy
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2012)


Combining Constituent Parsers
Victoria Fossum | Kevin Knight
Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Companion Volume: Short Papers


Using Syntax to Improve Word Alignment Precision for Syntax-Based Machine Translation
Victoria Fossum | Kevin Knight | Steven Abney
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Using Bilingual Chinese-English Word Alignments to Resolve PP-attachment Ambiguity in English
Victoria Fossum | Kevin Knight
Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Student Research Workshop

Errors in English parse trees impact the quality of syntax-based MT systems trained using those parses. Frequent sources of error for English parsers include PP-attachment ambiguity, NP-bracketing ambiguity, and coordination ambiguity. Not all ambiguities are preserved across languages. We examine a common type of ambiguity in English that is not preserved in Chinese: given a sequence “VP NP PP”, should the PP be attached to the main verb, or to the object noun phrase? We present a discriminative method for exploiting bilingual Chinese-English word alignments to resolve this ambiguity in English. On a held-out test set of Chinese-English parallel sentences, our method achieves 86.3% accuracy on this PP-attachment disambiguation task, an improvement of 4% over the accuracy of the baseline Collins parser (82.3%).


Latent Features in Automatic Tense Translation between Chinese and English
Yang Ye | Victoria Li Fossum | Steven Abney
Proceedings of the Fifth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing


Automatically Inducing a Part-of-Speech Tagger by Projecting from Multiple Source Languages Across Aligned Corpora
Victoria Fossum | Steven Abney
Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Full Papers