Link Search Menu Expand Document

Bridging

Two-step translation through an intermediate language


Bridging is a machine translation method that uses an intermediate language to translate between source and target languages. If a language pair (source, target) is desired, bridging translates twice: (source, bridge), then (bridge, target). The bridge language is also called a pivot language.

English is a common choice for the bridge because many languages have training data with English.

Applications

  • Translation without parallel data
  • Paraphrasing in a single language

↑

Edit this article β†’

Machine Translate is created and edited by contributors like you!

Learn more about contributing β†’

Licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Cite this article β†’