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Online-adaptive Moses

Description
Online-adaptive Moses (Bertoldi, 2014) is an enhanced version of the well-known state-of-the-art SMT Moses Toolkit, which permits the dynamic (on-the-fly) adaptation of its statistical models without the need of their reloading, according to any suggestions coming from users.

Online adaptation is achieved by means of cache-based language and translation models, which reward their content using either a parametrizable time-decaying scoring function or pre-defined constant values. The caches can be populated at any time from input using an xml-based annotation or pre-populated from file.

Online-adaptive Moses has been successfully integrated in adaptive MT server connected to the MateCat Tool; in this way, it adapts to user post-editing, and supports the usage of terminology.



Acknowledgment
The development of the online-adaptive cache-based version of Moses was supported by the EU-funded projects MateCat (ICT-2011.4.2-287688) and MosesCore (ICT-2011-7-288487).


License
The online-adaptive cache-based version of Moses is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).


Manual
Usage instructions are available in the official Moses documentation;
in particular at this URL for the cache-based Phrase Table
and at this URL for the cache-based Language Model.


Source code
Source code of the online-adaptive cache-based Moses is currently distributed in the branch "dynamic models" of the Moses official Github repository.

It can be downloaded directly using this link.


Reference
If you intend to use online-adaptive cache-based Moses please cite:
Nicola Bertoldi. 2014. Dynamic Models in Moses for Online Adaptation, The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, vol. 101, pp. 1-22.

Note that several improvements have been done since the publication of the paper. Please consider the description in the Moses documentation the only valid.

Contacts
For more information about online-adaptive cache-based Moses and to report bugs please contact: bertoldi [at] fbk [dot] eu