Transliteration system using pair HMM with weighted FSTs
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This paper presents a transliteration system based on pair Hidden Markov Model (pair HMM) training and weighted Finite State Transducer (WFST)techniques. Parameters used by WFSTs for transliteration generation are learned from a pair HMM. Parameters from pair HMM training on English-Russian data sets are found to give better transliteration quality than parameters trained for WFSTs for corresponding structures. Training a pair HMM on English vowel bigrams and standard bigrams for Cyrillic Romanization and using a few transformation rules on generated Russian transliterations to test for context improves the system's transliteration quality.