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.
- Translation without parallel data
- Paraphrasing in a single language