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Multimodal Neural Machine Translation System for English to Bengali
Type of publication: Idiap-RR
Citation: Parida_Idiap-RR-13-2021
Number: Idiap-RR-13-2021
Year: 2021
Month: 9
Institution: Idiap
Abstract: Multimodal Machine Translation (MMT) systems utilize additional information from other modalities beyond text to improve the quality of machine translation (MT). The additional modality is typically in the form of images. Despite proven advantages, it is indeed difficult to develop an MMT system for various languages primarily due to the lack of a suitable multimodal dataset. In this work, we develop an MMT for English-> Bengali using a recently published Bengali Visual Genome (BVG) dataset that contains images with associated bilingual textual description. Through a comparative study of the developed MMT system vis-a-vis a Text-to-text translation, we demonstrate that the use of multimodal data not only improves the translation performance improvement in BLEU score of +1.3 on the development set, +3.9 on the evaluation test, and +0.9 on the challenge test set but also helps to resolve ambiguities in the pure text description. As per best of our knowledge, our English-Bengali MMT system is the first attempt in this direction, and thus, can act as a baseline for the subsequent research in MMT for low resource languages.
Keywords: Low resource language, Machine Translation, Multimodal machine translation
Projects Idiap
Authors Parida, Shantipriya
Panda, Subhadarshi
Biswal, Satya Prakash
Kotwal, Ketan
Sen, Arghyadeep
Dash, Satya Ranjan
Motlicek, Petr
Crossref by Parida_MMTLRL-2021_2021
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