The 24th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands (CLIN 2014), organised by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology (INL) and the Dutch-Flemish HLT Agency (TST-Centrale). CLIN 2014 took place in Leiden, the Netherlands on January 17th, 2014.
Joachim Van den Bogaert presented the results of a continuous improvement effort for English to Dutch Machine Translation using a hybrid MT build and runtime infrastructure. Starting from off-the-shelf Moses SMT, he discussed data remodeling strategies (domain adaptation, compound splitting, improved tokenization, syntax-based pre-ordering) and linguistic strategies (NP and VP chunking for applying reordering constraints) for MT development. A brief overview of the architecture and methodology illustrated how (non-computational) linguists can be involved in the development process and how the system can be adapted to cover new domains and genres.
More information about CLIN can be found here.