Patent Number: 7,103,531

Title: Method and apparatus for improving statistical word alignment models using smoothing

Abstract: A method of iteratively re-estimating translation probabilities using smoothing. In the method, initial values for the translation probabilities are determined. The values of the translation probabilities are then iteratively re-estimated while using a smoothing technique.

Inventors: Moore; Robert C. (Mercer Island, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018