[Corpora-List] Guidelines for creating Gold Standard Alignment

mohnish jadwani mohnishgj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 07:20:43 CEST 2010

Respected Readers, The need to create a Gold Standard Alignment of vital importance when one has to evaluate results of bilingual corpus given to *word alignment* tools like Giza++. This Gold Standard Alignment( Test Data ) as many of us know serves as a reference against which one can evaluate the results obtained using the Training data. For the creation of this test data which is a subset of the Training Data, when one goes about it manually, an individual comes across lot of variations with respect source and target languages while aligning words for e.g

1# 5 # does(1) he(2) go(3) home(4) ?(5) # 4 2 4 3 0

1# 5 # क्या(1) वह(2) घर(3) जाता(4) है(5) # 0 2 4 3 0

the word "does" maps to 'ता' of 'जाता'

There are many such careful considerations one has to keep in mind while going about creation of Gold Standard Alignment.

Could you please suggest me any basic guidelines( if not English-Hindi language specific ) that one could follow while going about this, any reference paper or advice would be of great help.

Thanking You

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