How will you combine rules and statistics?

This is perhaps the most speculative research topic in MOLTO. We will, first of all, attach to the increasing efforts on hybrid systems, where statistics is used as fall-back of rule-based translation, and there are many yet-to-be-explored technical ideas around this. We will also use statistics to automatically extract translation rules, and to resolve ambiguities. But we want to maintain the control of the quality of the translation; thus we won't blindly return uncertain fall-back translations without warning the user about the uncertainty.